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around bodega bay and petaluma and windsor and fort ross. it's getting close z here is a look at the bigger storm picture, you can see a cold front racing into our direction going to bring us heavy rain strong gusty winds and perhaps thunderstorms so there is lots of stormy weather coming our way. there is a snow storm for the sierra. interest tl is a look on the accu-weather forecast. >> the race is on to clear out storm drains and get leaves off streets and sidewalks. the department of public works employees out in force in san francisco today filling pot holes as well as clearing sewers and streets to minimize storm damage. >> we're in the process of clearing a catch basin so when rain comes water will be able to be carried away. below the surface instead after cross the roadway. >> there workers say cleaning out leaves is a big project.
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they say you can sweep up leaves in front of your home. >> one former and one current san jose police officer have been charged with stealing from students. the officer and former cop were booked today on suspicion of felony grand theft. prosecutors believe they skimmed 120,000s frdz a fund meant for student scholarships. an audit reveals the money began to go missing after he took over as a president of a chairitable police officer organization. he was fired from the force months ago. >> and an arrest warrant is out for a woman with oakland ties accused of running down a 3-year-old child. the to 2-year-old faces murder charges for the incident that took place after a fight with another woman outside of a mini mart in stockton. witnesses say she got into the car and tried to run down the other woman. she missed her and hit and killed a 3-year-old ruinen ramirez, who was standing on the sidewalk.
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she was last seen driving a 2006 silver ford focus with this california license plate. >> and a morning the house cleaning ended with a visit from the bomb squad. a woman found a hand grenade cleaning out a closet in her mother's home. the bomb squall removed the device and took it to ocean beach to detonate it. police had to close parts of the busy avenue through the district for about 90 minutes while dealing with that grenade. >> construction on san francisco's central subway is under way threw there are still people looking to halt that project. one group took the site of the station to say the mile and a half extension falls short of their expectations and say ridership will be low. the cost is too high and residents coming from chinatown or visitation valley swril to work three football fields zwrouft connect with bart.
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>> this is a station not design forward veechbs those who need transit. this is seniors people with disabilities and single parents. a spokesperson says equivalent of what muni riders must now walk from stockton street bus but it will be away from street traffic. >> members of the oakland city council hand stand behind their handling of a costly construction project that ended more than four times overbudget. an audit blasts officials for allowing renovations at fox theaters to spiral out of control. the district member says before passing judgment people should read the report. >> the audit does conclude waits a fantastic project that the invefment made did yield desired results and attracted a lot of outside money. >> the report by the auditor
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claims staff failed to provide oversight and accountability. the city's portion costs skyrocketed 172% from a projected $13 million to $52 million over five year autos apple revealed a next generation iphone today. but it's not the 5. you're not going to notice much of a difference at first glass big changes are on the inside. we're live now at the apple store in aloe alto with details. david? >> no lines yet here at the store on university avenue. but this iphone won't be out another 10 days but it will be an important test to see whether consumers will choose function over form. in the first test of the post steve jobs era the new ceo tim cook had to convince analysts and media apple isn't skipping a beat. >> i love apple. >> speculation rampant there would be a new design. there wasn't. apple unveiled an iphone 4 s.
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changes are on the inside from. a faster chip to higher resolution photos and video. the killer feature is voice recognition from a company that recognizes verbal commands to all kinds of questions. >> what is the time in moscow? >> it's 11:58 p.m. >> it will trance scribe and send dictated e mails. the chip will allow more detailed back grounds and more real images but for style and design conscious apple fanatics the phone may disappoint. >> people were hoping for something more revolutionary that feels more revolutionary. >> apple announced plans to release the new version of the mobile operating system on october 12th with the launch of an i cloud service on the 12th.
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i cloud allowing users to store music and media on apple's servers and make them available to any apple device a person owns. there will be price cuts for older models and current top of the line iphone 4 will be $99. >> it's going to attract a new segment to apple. the 3 gs will help at no cost whatsoever. >> three orders will start on friday delivery in 10 days one tidbit apple announced sprint will join at and t and verizon is offering the new iphone. >> thank you david. >> for the 22 nd time a faculty member at uc berkeley won the nobel prize. he got a standing ovation before the packed house at the
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lawrence berkeley national labs. he was awarded the prize in physics and learned about it in an unorthodox way. >> i will say that it's interesting to wake up at quarter to 3:00 in the morning by someone on the phone saying they're a reporter and want to know how you feel. and you know i felt fine. but i didn't know i said why? he said why do you ask? >> it turns out the committee had an old phone number and hadn't been able to reach him. the discovery that expanding universe was accelerating overturned an assumption gravity was slowing it down. he'll share the prize with two others. and perhaps just importantly we get -- he gets a free parking space for life at cal. >> that is big. >> and much more still to come on the news at 4:00. a helicopter plunges into east river survivors get plucked from water autos your dirty desk could be making you sick
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a head who is likely to have mold under their finger autos and today, meg whitman made a big announcement about the future of hp. emily chang will join us live with that. >> and taking a look at traffic right now you're looking at san francisco skyway. it's slow going and not too much better if you're heading south towards the pin anyone sla. stay with us. the news at 4:00 continues right after this.
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one person died after a helicopter plunge nootd east river just seconds after taking off from a nearby heli
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port. police and fire department divers reached them. four people did survive the crash, two remain in critical condition. the private chopper went down just feet off shore near 34th street. witnesses saw the bell jet ranger 206 sputtering. it appeared to be in distress. it drove 25 feet into the air before crashing into the water. >> in arizona one person is dead after a 30 car pile up police are blaming on a blinding dust storm. it's right center of the screen there. thoord make out. the crash happened on interstate 10 northwest this afternoon. police say at least 15 people were hurt when the dust storm hit, reducing visibility to near zero. right now interstate is closed in both directions as emergency crews ferry the injured to nearby hospitals. >> checking healthy living news your desk could be making you sick. a survey by an office supply
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firm shows high level of gempls on the office desks. and social workers are likely to have moldy food on their disdes beings. if you're fair skinned and prone to sun burn research from england suggests you may benefit from taking vitamin d. even sun exposure might not be enough and since sun burns can cause skin cancer researchers say taking supplement koz raise levels to normal. it's of course important for healthy bones and teeth. a recent article in usa today says there is growing interest in using die dwroit help reduce the risk of cancers, diets common in asian and mediterranean countries are good examples. doctors are also studying whether to sur scribe aspirin to reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer. >> meg whitman set a deadline
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but first story of the most successful video game launch ever. those stories and more we go to emily chang live at bloomberg's head quarters in new york. hi emily. >> hey there larry it's been out a week and already is the biggest hit for gamer electronic arts. estimates show 3.2 million copies have been sold and why all of the success? the chief operating officer of electronic arts is with me and told meet company as tributing success to the quality of the game marketing and globalization. he added that the gaming business is changing rapidly while it's been a hit for the company launches for the other franchises have been a little more complicated because of sports labor disputes first at nfl, now nba. and shifting gears there was quite a turn around today. take a look. dow s and p nas damage managed to rebound 30 minute
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haeftdz closing bell. and there is some gains a little more than one and a half percent. shares of yahoo contributing to that gain. sources told bloomberg the private marketing firms are discussing a possible joint bid for yahoo. we're told it's aat an early stage and not certain whale wl they'll make a bid. last week the chairman said he's quote very interested in buyinga hoo. now over at hewlett-packard the company's new ceo meg whitman speaking at the fort yooun conference just said hp will decide by the end of the month whether or not to spin off the pc business take a listen to what she had to say. >> uncertainty is not our friend. people are wondering whether to buy hp's pcs and wondering if we're in the hardware business. absolutely. we're in the hardware business.
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and so... that is something a decision i'd like to make in the next few certainly before the end of october. >> and we'll keep you posted on the events. finally disnis ni said it will rerelease four animated films in 3 d. following the sug -- success of "the lion king". it was converted to 3 d. and follows "beauty and the beast" finding nemo monsters inc and "the little mermaid" which is my personal favorite. >> "i'm a lion king guy myself. >> spencer? >> well... >> it's just i've got a lot of that today. spencer. what do you have to say for yourself? this storm is arriving early. there is a live view from our camera in emeryville. we can see clouds in the
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atmosphere just breaks there large enough for sunshine to burn there. you can see a lot of stormy weather north. that is off shore moisture working into the north bay. we don't have reports yet of measurable rainfall you can see there is a lot of moisture here and there is a batch of moisture moving shore overnight tonight heavy rain possibly thunderstorms and showers will continue tomorrow perhaps linger into thursday morning. and satellite radar shows the approaching frontal system and it's being moved along by a powerful jet stream about 190 miles per hour. it's not only fueling the storm but pushing it through rather quickly. we'll get heavy rain out of
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the system it moves through fast during overnight hours. there is where there is heavy stormy weather arriving and strong winds and perhaps thunder. by 5:00 official start of the rush hour, front will have pushed through the bay area and there will be wet pavement and perhaps puddling around. bare that in mind z later in the day after sunny breaks there is more batches of showers moving through into the afternoon hours that will end quickly into the evening. there are more breaks and there may be lingering showers into thursday morning. rainfall projections are totalled by 11:00 tomorrow night. we expect up to two inches of rain in parts of the north bay mountains and up to an inch and a half in the remainder of the north bai. up to an inch in the peninsula and east bay. an inch and a half in santa cruz mountains. seera, winter storm warning from 11:00 tonight and
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tomorrow night. a foot of snow at 7,000 feet level snow levels down as low as 5000 feet and chain controls are likely. low temperatures tonight mainly into mid-50s and not much variation there. high temperatures tomorrow on the low side and mid-60s low to mid-60s much of the bay area here is a look at the accu-weather forecast. we'll see showers tapering off thursday and then we've got a very sudden warm up friday and throughout the weekend. and inland high temperatures will climb back into low 80s around the bay mid to upper 70s so there is beautiful weather coming our way. we contend with storms. >> yes. >> it's on its way. >> thank you. >> and all right. yes. exactly. >> and hollywood is obsessed with dancing these day autos the proof from rachel smith from on the red carpet.com. >> the buzz is the premier of "foot loose owe". -- foot
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loose". >> i don't dance enough. i should dance more my daughters do an imitation of me. i think i look fabulous but they're dancers and they can recreate it. you know your hands are up like that. >> and for more from the premier visit otrc.com. >> pink joined the cast of a movie "thanks for sharing". she'll be playing a free-spirited sex addict in a comedy. things heating up on "dancing with the stars". and ricki lake scored triple 9s and there is an emotional tribute to fellow war veterans, that is all from me here in holly woochld back to you. >> coming up next at 4:00 phenomenon responsible for
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this eerie shadow on san diego's coast. >> my loyalty to the state is what it is. >> and later at 4:30 a lot of republicans hoping this man would run fr president chris christie explains his decision. >> then at 5:00 a company with the best average salaries. is it facebook? apple or twiser? >> and checking traffic at 4:20 here is the view from golden gate bridge. traffic is moving nicely in both directions at this hour stay with us. the news at 4:00 continues.
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harsh words from the city attorney in san francisco. the cell phone right to know ordinance supposed to take affect today but a trade group obtained an injunction claiming it violates the first amendment rights of wireless retailers. it requires retailers to hand out pamphlets warning customer btz hazards of cell phone radiation. dennis herera says it went to court to block the ordinance. >> and we have amazing new views of the sun. check out these pictures provided by nasa solar dynamic observatory showing our massive star in rainbow colors like blue green purple z just imagine. why are you looking at me? photos not nearly as interesting. the photos taken from
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a -- there we go space craft orbiting the sun and there are x rays. it's part of a five year long project. it's very cool. there is another growing phenomenon. there are eerie images in a beach. glow in the dark blue waves caused by an algae bloom known as red tide. a chemical reaction turns it red during the day. it's cool when you can see those waters. >> yes. that is remarkable. >> on the way at the bay area congress woman defending those occupy wall street demonstrators. >> amanda knox on her way home after an italian court overturned her murder conviction. >> and in san francisco abc 7 news learned the federal government is once again cracking down on pot clubs. the story is coming up.
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>> and an ominous sky with clouds like this can rain be far behind? not far at all. accu-weather forecast is coming up. os cdj
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abc 7 news learned the u.s. attorney in san francisco is once again going after property owners who have pot
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clubs as tenants. >> they appear targeting clubs close to schools. abc 7's vic lee is live with more on this crack down. vic? >> there is a medical cannibis dispensery in that cafe there. and to the right there is a school. and very a letter from u.s. attorney and this letter sent to the landlords of many medal dispenseries. u.s. attorney in sacramento covers eastern district of the state sent a similar letter last week to landlords in his area telling them they're violating the law allowing these on the property because they're too close to skoo.s. >> this medical marijuana dispensery is half a block from the san francisco school. there are several other
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dispenseries near this and two other schools. he did confirm that the owner of the building received a letter last week from the u.s. attorney saying there is a it may result in criminal prosecution imprisonment and fines. abc 7 news learned that the same letter has been sent to other pot clubs operating in northern california. the u.s. attorney delined to be interviewed by a spokesman tell us they're targeting dispenseries operating within a thousand feet of schools. one attorney represents the owners and landlords and believes the government is waging a quiet campaign against his clients. >> they're not kicking indoors and taking people to jail but creating a climate making it
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nearly impossible for the collectives to survive. >> he says the major banks and regional banks have stopped doing business with the dispenseries. they can no longer get accounts in those banks. irs no longer allows them to write off business expenses those in the business say they're quietly being driven out of business. the state allows medical marijuana dispenseries any type of marijuana is against the law as far as federal government is concerned. vic lee abc 7 news. >> thank you. there are a lot of cities dealing with this issue. the city council decided to let voters decide. and early this morning the council voted to put a measure on the ballot asking voters to decide whether to legalize three dispenseries and they argue tax revenue would give the city coffers a big boost.
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>> amanda knox traveling home to seattle now. this video shows her leaving rome last night after an italian court overturned her murder conviction, she's expected back in the united states in less than an hour. we are live in seattle with afternoon, denise? >> here at sea-tac international airport, the cameras are growing. there are journalists here from around the world and now we're seeing a lot of other people from seattle some passengers coming in and everybody wants one thing. they want to hear what amanda knox has to say. that is what everyone is waiting for as soon as she let's gets off the flight from europe. after four years, she's heading home. this amateur video caught her smiling in rome just before boarding a flight back to seattle.
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the journey home began when a court reversed her conviction at the death of roommate meredith kercher. her co-defendant and knox's former boyfriend was also acquitted. amanda's father says acquittal was the best news they can receive, amanda has challenges ahead. >> where is the trauma going to slide in? and so forth? that is the part i'm worried about. >> psychologists say she'll need support of her family and privacy to rediscover the person she was once. back in seattle the paparazzi is waiting in areas set up in seattle's international airport. the supporters are there too. >> it's important for freedom for everybody. and this is the start and i'm happy she'll be coming home. >> what is her first wish? her mother told abc she wants
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to feel the grass under her feet for the first time in four years. her younger sisters ready to grant her that wish. >> we're going to go down to lincoln park and sit in the park. >> she'll get the wish soon. her legal battle is not over. the prosecutor says he'll appeal this acquittal to italy's highest court so that is still coming up ahead. >> and what is her attorney here saying about the process? >> this is very different. her philadelphia attorney is in seattle now. he said unlike the acquittal process where they re-examined evidence to look at the facts in this case the next appeals process can only look at if there were any legal errors so he said it would be a long shot anything can happen and these convictions would be
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overturned but simon is hopeful when this happens they'll be able to get through this okay. >> all right. thank you. >> and a former grocery store employee in texas is freed after spending 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. he maintained innocence, you can see him here in 1986 and now, today his wife was murdered and he was convicted on circumstantial evidence. dna evidence not available during the trial show a california hahn was responsible. >> enjoy the bit of a dry spell while it lasts. skies are dreary. take a look at our live ram ka pointed toward mount diablo now. take a look at lake tahoe. there is snow overnight. spencer christian is here with a look at the forecast. >> quite a bit of snow. before the snowfall there rainfalls here and it's approaching now.
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you can see that is active weather well north. a lot of moisture pushing into the bay area now. and north bay looks like there is light rain in places over towards winsor and santa rosa. here is a look at the composite image to show what is coming our way. and the heaviest rain and stormy weather is overnight probably after 11 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. maybe some thunder then pushing through quickly. i'll give you a look at the forecast later. >> and the trial of michael jackson's doctor what his girlfriend told a jury in los angeles, then this. >> bay area congress woman jackie spieier understands the
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anger her reaction to the protest. >> this is the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. unusually light wr. are the cars? i don't know. i guess everybody left early to meet the rain. and we'll be back with more on the news at 4:00 in just a moment. [ male announcer ] sizzler's steak fest! a tri-tip sirloin, and endless salad bar, all for just $10.99. sizzler. thinking fresh every day.
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several witnesses gave griping testimony in the trial of michael jackson's personal
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physician. >> prosecutors questioned two female friends of dr. conrad murray. we have the latest from los angeles. >> as michael jakeson lay dying prosecutors say dr. murray was on the phone with a cocktail waitress in houston. she told the court he seemed distracted. >> i said hello and didn't hear anything. i pressed phone against my ear and i heard mum bling of voices. i hung up the phone and i tried calling back. and there was no answer. >> she wasn't the only of his girlfriends to take the stand. nicole was questioned about receiving his jackson payment contract in her fax machine. >> i never read details of the contract. >> the attorneys told her that is not what she testified previously. >> you were you'ris and you looked and knew details about
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the contract. you would agree you told the truth when you told him that. didn't you? >> absolutely. but... as of this moment i don't recall that specific moment. there has been a lot going on over two years and things do become blurry. >> she admitted receiving packages at her home addressed to murray. >> did you have a sense of what these packages contained? >> no. >> did you open them? >> no. >> a pharmacist confirmed he shipped an order of an anesthetic her home. abc news learned jackson's fingerprints were not found on any of the propofol bottles at his home a major blow to the defense, considering they say the singer gave himself the fatal dose. >> one of the republican presidential front runners in the bay area and the president is in that candidate's territory calling out g.o.p. leadership ahead.
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>> and how down economy appears to be making roads safer.
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t movement america's arab spring saying protestors in new york and other u.s. cities are angry and are demanding justice like protestors in egypt and libya and syria. she thinks people are outraged that nobody from wall street has gone to jail. >> when enron occur and when savings and loan debacle occurred lots of people went to jai. 500 people went to jail. a thousand were tried. nothing happened so far. and i think people are deeply disturbed. we have to remember that where is this today? wall street got greedy. >> protests began three weeks ago. this is amateur video from you report of the encampment that sprung up recently. >> texas governor and republican presidential candidate rick perry will be in sonoma county tonight. the fund-raiser comes on the day two polls show numbers are dropping.
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perry's campaigned in new hampshire over the weekend and dropped 13 points in latest washington post polls and 16 noints a florida survey. this as a businessman herman cane's numbers are surging. analyst as agree he has suffered in his performance. the president was in rick perry's territory this afternoon speaking in dallas. the president called out house majority leader yesterday cantor said he'll block a vote on the president's job plan. mr. obama wants to know why. >> come tell dallas construction workers why they should be sitting idle instead of on the job. tell small business owners and workers why you'd rather defend tax breaks for folks who don't need it for millionaires rather than tax cuts for middle class families. >> in florida vice president biden took a jab at republicans and said passing the job act would teach teachers in class skproomz improve the quality of ed oox
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new jersey governor chris christie ended weeks of speculation today. he decided he will not be running for president explaining he has uninfinished business at home in the garden state. >> i made this commitment to my state first and for most. people sent me to trenton to get a job done i'm just not prepared to walk away. i know not everyone agrees with my decision. but my loyalty to the state is it what it is. >> many in the tea party movement admire him for slashing taxes on taking on powerful employee unions in new jersey. christie has only spent 20 months in office after being erected in 2009. >> type for a check on the stormy forecast. >> yes. dark and forboding. spencer christian. >> yes. >> me? or the wernl? >> take your pick. >> batting 500 there.
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>> yes. >> there is a look at live doppler 7. there is a lot of moisture now once again locations in the north bay not yet reporting rainfall hitting the ground but there is a lot of moisture and there must be light sprinkles because there is a lot in our live doppler 7 hd. there is moisture backing intense. ask stormy weather is northwest. and by midnight we'll see a front sweeping into our direction approaching and head will be perhaps thunderstorms stormy weather between 11:00 tonight and 4:00 in the morning. watch how it sweeps through in just hours. this is the front moving through with heaviest of the
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stormy weather. and behind it there will be scattered showers as well there is perhaps some puddling with rain that will have fallen. and so if you're a morning commuter just keep that in mind. later in the day, scattered showers with breaks of sunshine. high temperatures well above average tomorrow mainly into mid-60s so there is a koom day and a wet day into early morning hours. up another highs into upper 50s in places like clear lake and near monterey bay perhaps not as much rain we'll see into the immediate bay area but will be wet and then we'll see breaks and sunny breaks partly sunny skies, high temperatures from the bay toinland areas into a narrow range just below mid-60s we'll be back with a look at the accu-weather forecast. >> thank you. >> yes. >> still ahead this afternoon shoes on in the airport security line. things changing for passengers. at four airports.
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>> open enrollment. time is approaching and you know choosing right health care plan can take a lot of home work. luckily, consumer reports is doing some of that for you. advice on choosing between ppos hmos and none of the above, next. >> later on abc 7 news at 5:00 an investigation into salmon set free in marin before students could complete a project. c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c
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> when new health reform takes affect next year it will be easier to compare health plan autos insurers will have to use a standard form explaining costs if plain english. until then choosing a plan remains difficult. >> key phrase is until then. picking a new health plan can be overwhelming and time consuming. consumer reports just analyzed data on hundreds of plans and
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has advise on how to find a good one for your family. jackie says she found shopping for health insurance a real chore. >> a lot of health insurance had holes and wasn't going to get what i wanted. and a lot of waits very very confusing. >> consumer reports analyzed 130 health care plans rank bid an independent nonprofit organization. >> there are differences in how well plans perform manage prog duct conditions like asthma or heart disease z also how well they perform on preventive care like cancer screenings. >> like jackie many people have option of koosing an hmo or a ppo. >> ppos cost a bit more and have higher deductibles. hmo have often low or no deductibles however, you're usually limited to the hospitals and doctors within
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the network. >> also a decision is whether to opt for a plan with a high deductible with a health saving as kt. >> premiums are lower but the deductibles can be as high as $5,000 or 10,000s fdz you're buying a plan on your own. >> as for jackie? after research she decided to go with an hmo. >> no -- yufr just got make sure you're going with one that fits your needs best. >> keep smaller insurers in mind nchl consumer reports some of the top-rated plans were with smaller companies. to see how your plan stacks up you can check out consumer reports ranks from the national committee for quality assurance, i put a link on abc 7 news.com just go over to my page. the ranking includes medicare and medicaid plans this, is a good resource to check into. >> thank you. >> and there is a positive
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affect of the down economy a draw matic decrease in the number of drunken driving. researchers so 30% drop in drunk driving over five years one researcher says people may be drinking heavily but off the roads because they're probably drinking at home. >> and there is a british man who stole a back hoe and led police on a wild chase has been sentenced. he tore through local roads and a cemetery knocking over headstones on the way. he pled guilty to charges including theft and driving wout a license and will serve half of the four and a half years before becoming el wribl for parole. >> bizarre. >> bank of america is having trouble with its web site again. >> problems began five days ago, today the home page was dismaying an error message. and there is the day before
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problems started they announced they'll charge 5s aids month to use the cards. the bank dismissed decisions has refused to say anything more and it will and there are details for and you won't have to remove shoes or remove lap tops from cases it's being tested in dallas for the worth and atlanta every convenience makes a huge difference. >> participants pants had to go through background checks and received a special boarding code. tsa has not disclosed how its elected participants. >> california is sending a christmas free tree to washington d.c..
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>> officials announced a tree from stanislaus naggal forest has chosen to be the white house christmas tree. officials will not say where the tree stands in the forest saying that is a matter of national security. >> and thanks for joining us at 4:00. >> you can keep track of the latest breaking news and you can talk about it at facebook.com slash abc 7 news. >> the news at 5:00 continues right now. >> there is a project tossed into the bay endangering tens of thousands of fish now the subject of an unusual investigation. >> picking up pieces from damage from the first storm of the season. >> and a current then former south bay cop accused of stealing from one of their own charities. >> good evening i'm cheryl
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jennings. >> we're going to begin with a unusual fish store. >> someone released baby salmon into the bay. >> they were part of a joint project between high school students in petaluma. what a disappointment for kids. >> yes. heart breaking. for some reason one of the ponds with about 20,000 salmon was untouched but two others have been tampered with. and sheriff investigators say it's a crime vandalism and grand theft. 40,000 salmon used to swim in these pens this 17-year-old says they were his babies. he and his classmates were responsible for every stage of their lives. >> yes. we took care of them and spawned them from mother and father fish and raised them from before they were fish. >> it was an effort with a
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foundation and the tiburon salmon institute. the motto is empowering today's youth to save tomorrow's salmon. students raised fish several months in a hatchery at school then transferred them to prepare for a release into the bay. sometime between yesterday morning's feedings and today someone cut the ties that held the fish in the nets. >> it's a sad state where you can't raise fish to give back to the wild without someone vandalizing the project. >> the fish were going to be released this month but not this way. every year the students have a ceremony to say goodbye to their babies. now they've been deprived of an event celebrating their hard work. >> i can say we need to do something but we're the kids doing it z we're restoring the creek and salmon population. and just helping the environment.

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