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authorities searched three different southwest airlines jets for explosives within the l.a. two and a half hours. >> one jet returned to orange county's john wayne airport after an unspecified 8: 8:30 this evening. they isolated the plane. a bomb squad then determined the jet was safe. >> officials took the le threats againstgetting southwest flights flying from orange county to phoenix. >> two other jets were searched after they landed safely in phoenix.
the fbi is leading the investigation into the threats against all three flights. >> i'm ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. tonight's threats come amid height heightened airline security after the cia foiled a plot to bomb a plane. >> the man tasked to carry the bomb was a double agent working for the cia. he is a saudi arabian spy who managed to infiltrate the circle in yemen. she back in saudi arabia tonight. they are examining the sophisticated underwear bomb itself. airports around the world are urged to be on alert from another attempt from al-qaeda to attack planes. and in the north bay a search is underway for a killer. investigators found a woman in her 60s dead in her home on bernice avenue. apparently she was the victim of a violent struggle. alan wang has the latest. alan? >> carolyn, police are still not ready to call this a
homicide. instead they say the 66-year-old woman died under suspicious circumstances. police say they went to the home after family members asked them to check on her because she lives alone. that's when they found the woman dead inside around 11:00 this morning. she has not been identified. since then the investigators have been examining the place for any clues. >> we were able to gain entry to the residence. we found what appeared to be a violent type of crime scene that occurred inside the residence. >> reporter: police noticed the victim's white toyota highlander was missing. tonight they are searching for the car with california license plates 5sgc869. again police are still at the scene where 66-year-old woman was found dead in her home underus circumstances. ,'m alan wang reporting live,
abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. concord police are hunting for the hit and run driver who left a four-year-old girl in the gutter badly injured. sky 7hd was overhead just as the youngster was being oakland. to children's a witness says she ran into the street and was hit by a newer model pick up with over sized tires that sped away. police say the little girl suffered major, but not life-threatening foot injuries. a tire fire that choked the skies with toxic smoke is out, and an employee of the tire sto the it all happened at blue star tires in pittsburgh on the pittsburgh antioch highway. abc7 er wayne freedman is there live for us tonight. wayne? >> carolyn, first he was under detection and now he is under arrest and in the county jail in martinez. he faces charges of usingworks illegal fireworks, starting a fire and injuring two of his former co-workers. the fire ended at around 6:15
tonight. that's when people got a good look at what happened inside. long after the flames died there was heat in pittsburgh e angry kind. >> what is left? >> nothing, nothing ise the >> that would be the us frustration and the helplessness of robert acolo who could just sit and look at the shell of what used to be the classic carve a usiness. it all burned this afternoon, consumed by 30 foot high flames and black smoke. the fire began in the blue star tire store next door. it went quickly to four alarms. the firefighters had to string long lines to get water on. it for two hours they took what they describe as a defensive mode. >> these guys usually sitand pah gasoline to make them newer looking. and they heard some popping and it was a loud explosion. >> we wanted some firecrackers
to use it to paint the tires and everything ble witnesses say >> witnesses say it should not have happened at all. later police took one of thes i employees into custody for questioning. the fire injured two people. it damaged six businesses including robert acolos. he has no insurance. he estimates the loss to be at least $100,000. >> it is all i can do to stop from keeping from crying. >> about an hour ago fire authorities released the name of the man they arrested. he is 37 years old he was an employee in the tire store. the investigation here resumes tomorrow morning. in pittsburgh, wayne freedman, abc7 news. >> wayne, thank you. in the search for a missing teenager tonight for the first time in a longtime, a solid lead. that's what santa clara county detectives detectives are calling the discovery of a red car they believe is connected to the disappearance of 15-year-old sierra lamar.
abc7 new abc7 news reporter lisa amin gulezian with the break. >> her fat anxiously into the santa clara county sheriff's department for what was supposed to be a simple update meeting with detectives. but for the first time in seven weeks they have a solid lead. investigators found this jetta caught on several surveillance cameras in morgan hill on march 16th. >> this vehicle is associated with her disappearance. the vehicle was observed on the date and near the time when sierra went missing. is there an owner and all of those kinds of things. >> this father wants answers. there have been few since sierra disappeared. thousands of tips and dozens of searches have lead no where. the divers continue to search reservoirs and lakes in the southern part of the county. just yesterday officials announced that this car may be involved. but they won't say who it belongs to and how they found it or evenhere. where.
steve lamar asked for details in his meeting today. >> theyave an have an owner and their response to the rest of it was we need to keep that close for investigative purposes. >> the detectives say they are scouring the car for forensic evidence and the them more l giving them more leads to follow. what they want thousand is for n case anyone saw this car in the days before and after sierra's disappearance. that may be the key to finding sierra lamar. >> we do believe she is still alive. there is still a chance she isi. still alive. we don't have any confidence indicating she is not alive. >> another volunteer search will take place tomorrow. the sierra lamar case will be featured on friday night on america's most wanted. in san jose, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> alameda county sheriff deputies arrested the parents of a two-year-old boy from
castro valley after the family dog mauled him. the pittbull is being kept at a shelter. the mauling took place on gary drive around 2:00 this deputies deputies say they found manyous dangerous items inside the home. they arrested the parents for child endangerment. the father, jarod perkins is in custody in jail. the mother is being treated for injuries at a local hospital. their son will remain in protective once he custody oncee leaves the hospital. a 13-year-old boy died evene police say he road his skateboard into the side of a pick up truck. it happened at 5:15 this evening. investigators believe the boy was turning from one street to another when he hit the truck. he died after being rushed to the hospital. police say he was wearing a helmet. a sad story. the owner of an oil tanker that spilled 420 gallons of
fuel into the bay have agreed now to pay nearly $2 million in fines. the dubai star was refueling when one offone of its tanks was over flowing. according to an inquiry, no one aboard noticed. no alarm sounded, and no one called for help for several hours. most of the money will be use by habitat in the spill. and bill that a bill that id to ban same same-sex marriage takes it a step further. >> and why facebook is a lot like brain candy. >> and hillary, her new look is burning up the internet. what the secretary of state is saying about that. and then on "nightline." >> carolyn and dan, coming up next 0* "nightline" a preacher's son is claiming to be an investment wizzard hit churches nationwide leaving hinds of believers bankrupt. tonight "nightline" investigators. investigates. and we spend time at home with the sister wives. that's on "nightline."
police say they shot the 18-year-old skyline student because he pointed a gun at them. his parents say he was wait forget a ride on a street corner and two high school -analled juveniles on sunday just after midnight. police say they ran from them and the officers shot three times. the father said he just finished calling his son to >> i talked to him 15 minutes. i said what are you doing? i said that's not a good place to be, man. i told him to be careful. he said, dad, i am okay. i am going to get my phone. he left his phone with me. he never made it. >> an oakland police wasesperson says a recovered, but he isn't sure where they found the gun. huey was on juvenile probation and they are active parents dealing with their son. the tight knit community of alameda is mourning the loss of onef their own.
he was killed in afghanistan on sunday. they say he died with enemy forces attacked his unit with a bomb. he graduated from alameda high school in 2000. his mother works at the nearby safe way and many workers watched him grow up. >> as an educational community we are proud of him and what he did for us and our country. >> live life, and he did. he is positive, and what can you say 1234* we love you, tommy. >> friends say this was at least the third of duty for foggerty. he was 30 years old. north carolina voters slammed the door shut on same sex marriages. they approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. north carolina law already bans gay marriages, but it avoids other types of domestic partnerships and opponents
warn it may have unintended consequences for unmarried couples living together. secretary of state hillary clinton admitted she cannot be bothered by what people think of her physical appearance. this comes after the drudge report tauntingly posts pictures of secretary wearing li wearing little make up and her glasses in public. secretary clinton shrugged it off during an interview with cnn. >> you know if i pull my hair back, i am pulling my hair back. at some poimt, it is just not something that deserves a lot of time and attention. if others want to worry about it, i will let them do the worrying for a change. >> secretary clinton said she wants to see a woman in wants to s oval office some day, but the former first lady says she will not run in 2016. researchers at harvard have figured out why so many of us are so compelled to share our every thought, every moment or movement like the desire -- or desire through
social media. in a series of experiments they found the act of disclosing information about ourselves activates the same sensation th pleasure in the brain that we get from eating, getting money to even having sex. it is all a matter of degree, of course, but the brain considers self-disclosure a rewarding spernses. i suppose. well, let's get a check of the forecast right now. >> sandhya patel sandhya patele spec with spectacular weather. sand yaw? >> beautiful weather. but it is changing for tomorrow. i want to show you our camera and you notice the fog cleared away and we have the higher clouds and it was beautiful out there today. it was cooler at the coast, and tomorrow the cooling trend is going to spread into our inland valleys. look at the highs for today. this is a sampling. napa is cooling by 12 dries.
you are getting out of the 90s. san francisco will fall at 2 dries and san jose is going from 88 dries to 78 tomorrow. so a 10 dries drop. you will notice it. the upaturer 40s along the coast. places like half moon bay where they are seeing some fog developing. it is very patchy tonight. inland in places like antioch, 73 degrees. fog at the coast and the bay for your morning commute. cooler in all areas and it is warming back up on thursday. here is a look at the trough and the radar. it is going to knockdown the ridge. the ridge provided us with the warm weather, and we will see cooler conditions tomorrow. the sea breeze will kick up. the temperatures tomorrow morning ranging from the upper 40s to the low 60s. you might want to give yourse yourself some extra minutes as you will run into some areas of fog along the coast and
near the bay. the fog will pull away eventually, and we will see sunny skies. but it is going to be a cooler day. 50s coast side and the 80s inland. still above normal, but not as warm as it was today. here is a look at the high temperature range. 80 degrees in santa rosa and 84 in clear lake. 76 in vallejo. the inland areas in the east bay and 84 in concord and antioch. oakland 72 degrees. san francisco will be breezy. westerly wind up to 20 miles an hour. 59 in half moon bay. 78 in san jose. and for the monterey bay, breezy in the afternoon. 62 in monterey. up to 82 degrees inland in morgan hill. if you are going to the a's game at the coliseum, they will be hosting the bluejays again at 12:35, sunny and mild. mid60s to low 70s tomorrow afternoon. good looking weather for a ballgame. and here is the accu-weather seven-day forecast. cooler everywhere tomorrow. it is warming back up on
thursday, friday, saturday. and then on sunday inland areas will hold near 90 degrees on mother's day. the osal -- the coastal areas mid60s. cooler on monday and tuesday. but it is looking beautiful. >> just a little brief cool down coming up now. coming up next, the prom picture. >> what these young people will never forget.
take a look. this shows a hit and run accident as a car swerves into a group of people plowing into it. it sent them head over heels. this incident happened at 3:00 in the morning last thursday. the victim was treated at a hospital, and believe it or not releasedded a short time later with just minor injuries. police did arrest the 19-year-old driver just a few minutes later. >> wow. prom night mishap created pictures worth an infinite number of words for a group of teens in wisconsin. it shows the group posing for a camera on a dock above a lake near milwaukee.
one teenager heard something creeking and then the dock collapsed plunging into the water. no one was hurt. on another note, the group blew a circuit breaker bayousing too many hair -- a circuit breaker by using too many hair dryers. >> luckily somebody had the foresight to keep taking the pictures. >> for us and not for them. >> two dramatic finishes forthe the giants and the a's. would you believe a walkoff grand slam by the newest member of the green and gold? oh yes. sports is next.
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two-run homerun into the bleachers. 2-1 giants. those were the only runs for the game. james loney slicing this ball to the gap in left center. it is a two-run game. vog gel song itch ped great.lopz lopez on in relief and ethier and he gets him to hit into the double play. the giants hold on tight for the victory 2-1. tay tha was good and this. a's better. a's back home after a 9-game road trip. he tweaked his left wrist in batting practice and had to sit out. he is feeling the pain and bautista followed through. he is tough. 2-2 and kelly johnson with his third r.b.i of the night. a's rally in the bottom of the night. he knocks in michael taylor and we are tied at 3. he is facing corthe with
the bases loaded and that is gone. grand slam walkoff. good night, game over, drive home safely. the a's rally for five in the 9th. his second best move of the night and blocking the shaving cream in the face during the interview. that was a veteran move. all right, they saw baseball history in baltimore courtesey of the rangers slugger josh hamilton. one and two and three homers. are you serious? josh hamilton with his fourth homer of the game. 16th player in major league history to accomplish the feet. hamilton with a career best eight r.b.i's as the hamiltons beat the orioles 10-3. it was a fore gone conclusion that the laker s who finish off denver tonight in their playoff series. the nuggets had other ideas. specifically mcgee who was a dunking and rebounding machine. fourth quarter alley-oop and this right here is with authority. mcgee with 21 points down
the stretch. kobe with 3 and another 3. 43 points for kobe bryant. the lakers are down 3. kobe for the tie and no. sessions, no. and the nuggets go into staples and force a game six 102-99. the celtics are looking to close out atlanta. trailing 87-86. josh smith throw itself away. ran dough with the steel. rando with the steel. he runs it down and he loses the ball.and they never g and they never get a shot off. they survive 87-86, and they force a game six. so the stanley cup playoffs and look out. almost decapitated and the devils are undeterred and tied at one in the first period. he is like a blocked shot and deflected right past brisgala who was trying to make a pass. 3-1 new jersey. the devils into the east finals with a 4-1 series win.
wrap up its case by tomorrow though it's still unclear whether ms. hunter will testify. other big trial news. closing arguments are set to begin later this morning in the murder case against jennifer hudson's former brother-in-law. attorneys for william balfour rested their case yesterday after calling two police detectives as witnesses. balfour is charged with killing hudson's mother, brother and her 7-year-old nephew. we were talking about this before we went on the air. the defense, their case lasted 30 minutes. prosecutors spent two weeks putting their side of the case.
so that's not a white flag, what is? >> i didn't understand that. typically when you have someone on trial, really for their life and for their liberty -- >> triple murder. >> a triple murder. you want to see some sort of aggressive defense mounted. i thought going into the trial the prosecution didn't have a slam dunk case. very little forensic evidence. jurors like that csi effect. missing fingerprints and blood evidence. but 30-minute defense, i say -- >> two weeks versus 30 minutes. i don't know -- i'm going to go out on a limb and say i think the jury may convict in this case based upon a weak defense. >> a very weak defense. >> but justice for the family perhaps. that's the good part. a warning about graphic surveillance video of a hit and run accident which may be disturbing to some of you. the good news is, everyone is okay. >> that is good. >> three pedestrians scrambling across an intersection in buffalo. keep an eye on the right. that's when a fast-moving car hits one of them. the victim goes flying throu