tv ABC7 News 430AM ABC September 5, 2012 4:30am-5:00am PDT
good morning. busy news morning. thanks for joining us i'm eric thomas. and i'm kristen sze. a chp officer remains on light support after he was shot while making a traffic stop yesterday. amy hollyfield with more on the our. >> reporter: chp officers have committed to making sure he isn't alone. they've made sure that someone was at his bedside throughout the name. here's a picture he is 37-year-old kenyon youngstrom. he is married and he has four children. he lives in fairfield and has worked for the chp for seven years. before that he was an army reservist. his friends and family have been arriving here at the hospital throughout the day and night yesterday arriving from northern and southern california. they have asked for their
privacy, but they did want a message out to the public and thank everyone for all of the support. chp officers having a hard time with this. they all seem to have a tremendous amount of respect for officer youngstrom. >> great individual. super individual. man of faith and support, encouragement to those around him and his family members. just hearing the stories i did tonight it goes along with just the kind of guy that i know. >> reporter: the officer was shot yesterday morning on i-680, 8:30 in the morning he made a traffic stop. police have not said why he pulled the car over. the shooting has impacted the community as well. officers have been receiving several calls of concerns from people in the public and reporters who were here yesterday covering this story say people here in the community were coming up to
them and can -- and asking how the officer is doing. this morning he's still listed in critical condition on life support. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. a lot of questions remain this morning regarding that officer-involved shooting. we don't know what triggered the stop and what happened between the officer and the suspect. john alston has more on that. >> reporter: more than 10 hours after the shooting the dead suspect's jeep was hauled from the shoulder of 680 in alamo, investigators are still working on a timeline for the stop that ended in gunfire. spokesman jimmy lee. >> we have dashcam video to analyze. >> reporter: they are talking to witnesses, one man pulled overimmediately after the shooting and called 911. his boss tells abc7 news he spoke to his employee who said another woman wearing medical
scrubs stopped and gave emergency treatment to the officer. the witness told his boss he heard 5 to 10 shots and a second chp officer was already parked behind the jeep. >> the second officer did fire his weapon at the driver. the driver was taken to the medical center he is deceased. >> reporter: the dead gunman was still buckled in his seat belt the chp made a traffic stop. the aftermath is captured on radio communications. >> nobody else yet -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: i-680 was closed much of the day leading to massive jams in and around walnut creek while police turned the freeway into a
temporary crime lab. one of the questions why one of the chp cars was parked in front of the suspect's jeep when they usually park behind vehicles they stop. >> that is something we are taking a close look at. i'm not going to address procedures at this time. >> that was john alston. authorities are not releasing the identity of the gunman. we know the vehicle the officer stopped on 680 yesterday morning is registered to a 36-year-old man whose last known residence is a duplex in sues lee the man moved out -- in sausalito. the man moved out last year. we talked by phone to the man's father living in alaska, he told us the sheriff's department contacted him last night suggesting he and his by meet with them. the father says his son has a master's degree and a software developer. they say they haven't heard
from him in more than a year. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the highway shootout. connect to our facebook page and toll us on twitter. this morning, vallejo police will hold a news conference to address latest fatal shooting involving officers in that city many friends and family of 23-year-old mario romero hand delivered a letter the mayor. police came he pulled a gun when they approached him officers fired 30 times. romero was carrying a pellet gun this pictures is the pellet gun on the left. a congressman is expected to visit the sierra lamar search center in morgan hill this morning. volunteers hope it will keep the 15-year-old in the public's mine. candle -- sierra was last march when she left her
home to go to school. antolin garcia-torres was arrested and charged with her murder after dna evidence was found in his car still no sign of sierra. >> this morning more firefighters are being called to battle two blazes. the fires broke out late yesterday off highway 16. so far the fires have burned 1200 acres. the area is did for crews to get to on foot. that i been relying on air drops. no homes are threatened. 4:37. former president bill clinton takes center stage at the democratic national convention tonight where he will place president obama's name into nomination. first lady michelle obama helped define the president in her own terms. mark matthews has more from the convention. he was still the guy who
picked me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out, i could actually see the pavement going by in a hole in the passenger side door. >> reporter: she said before the decision about running for the white house she was worried it would change them. >> i have seen firsthand, that being president doesn't change who you are, no, it reveals who you are. [ applause ] >> reporter: michelle obama said her husband refused to listen to those who told him to leave health care reform to somebody else. >> he did it because he believes that here in america, our grandparents should be able to afford medicine, kids should be able to see a doctor when they are sick. he believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care. that's what my husband stands for. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: in an obvious reference to the republican opponents. >> for barack, success isn't
about how much money you make. it is about the difference you make in people's lives. [ cheering ] >> i think michelle obama and her brilliance laid it out. >> so sincere and so real. you cannot help but know that it ups everybody. >> she did everything that i thought she was going to do we are fired up and ready to go. great speech. >> couple lines stick out not about how much money we make, but the kind of impact we make on each others lives. >> reporter: mark matthews, abc7 news. >> mark will report live from charlotte today beginning on abc7 news at 4 p.m.. you can get instant updates from mark by following him on our facebook page. mark is also tweeting@matthews abc7. coverage continues tonight.
>> missing out on interesting weather. >> interesting weather, thunderstorms possible? yes. -- i'm sorry rhetorical? no. good morning live doppler, we talked about it yesterday starting to show up let's zoom to around monterey bay you can see off carmel by the the sea, thunderstorm lightning out of this storm over the last minute or so 21 miles from santa cruz moving northeast could be in your neighborhoods in 45 minutes. an hour and a half if it holds climbing over the mountains and spilling into the is valley, 49 miles from san jose an hour and half from you if it holds to the. today main -- if it hold together. today mainly cloudy, thunderstorms going to be random, brief, they could pop
up anywhere at any time. most of us won't have to worry about them something we done get this time of year often. another chance tomorrow looks like temperatures will be close to averages for friday and saturday. here's sue hall. good morning. good start so far for 4:40 within on a wednesday morning solo spin-out westbound 580 after grant line out of lanes. drive time once you get to the altamont pass less than 15 minutes. construction eastbound highway 4, remains closed until 5:30 this morning, diverting you off at loveridge then back on that picked up hopefully. westbound beginning to slow a little from antioch towards pittsburg. construction oakland southbound 880 embarcadero two right lanes blocked until 5:00.
north and southbound 680 through danville alamo corridor various lanes blocked with construction until 6:00 this morning no significant delays. bay bridge toll, no metering lights yet, traffic looks smooth into san francisco. next, reaping a deal. settlement between uc davis and students who were pepper sprayed during a protest. we have alcatraz. a southern california town will have a space shuttle as a tourist attraction. there's more to this it will cost the community hundreds of trees. we'll explain. every time someone chooses finish over cascade,
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settlement. protesters claim their free speech rights were violated when they were pepper sprayed after refusing to disperse. details on the settlement won't be released until the terms are agreed upon. work use in los angeles have been angering some residents by chopping down hundreds of trees for a space shuttle. 400 ficus, pine and other trees that line the treats of l.a. are being removed so the enormous space shuttle can be removed from the l.a. airport through inglewood to the california science center. endeavour will make the trip next month the center will plant 800 trees to make up for the loss. some residents say no amount can make up for the shade and beauty of the lost trees. san francisco supervisors refused to other turn their vote approving a 134 unit condo project. the issue now goes to voters on the november ballot.
the project is located in the waterfront area north of the ferry bidding. supervisors approved it in june with a provision to increase the height limit from 84 feet to 136 feet. opponents gathered more than 30,000 signatures to qualify the referendum to overturn the height limit. the project will remain on hold until after next year's elections. encouraging news from doctors about a firefighter who suffered a heart attack battling a blaze. warning about three women and the way san francisco police say they are ripping off innocent victims. plus, a scrub -- shrub gets help from the government. what you need to know if you have had
cooler along the coast, half moon bay 56 san francisco, 70s and 80s around the bay most 80s inland to 90s in the east bay valleys. across the country 77 seattle, lot of 70s fargo, minneapolis and boston many 80s, 90s, until you get to dallas and phoenix, triple digits. philadelphia flight arrival delay, charlotte flight departure delays. o'hare flight arrival delays with the low clouds we may have delays here at sfo. use our flight tracker abc7news.com. 4:49. this morning a san jose firefighter who suffered a heart attack while battling a church fire is showing significant signs of improvement. frank ryan is awake and talking to family and friends now. he still is listed in critical condition word of his
improving is the news a lot of people have been waiting for. many of his co-workers have been by his side since he collapsed last thursday. they are vowing to stay with him and his family until he recovers. police in chinatown warning about a trio of women targeting residents. a woman in pink is the mark. earlier the suspects convinced her she stepped on blood and needed to get rid of evil spirits by having her money and jewelry blessed. she went home, got her valuables and returned to the suspects who switched bags they told the victim not to look into the bag for 30 days. police believe the us is speck -- believe they targeted others. construction crews in the tenderloin are tearing down st. anthony's dining room. it opened in 1950 now serves 3,000 meals a a day now they
are being served in a temporary soup kitchen across the street. the dining room is scheduled to be reopen in 2013. -- san francisco's namesake shrub -- fish and wildlife service has listed the plant as an endangered species. a lot of kids back-to-school, starting to feel like fall today much more so. >> let's find out from mike what the picture looks like. unusual, i was ing that thunderstorm around carmel, here's a look outside at the clouds we are dealing with i'll show that you
thunderstorm in just a second with live doppler clouds low didn't need the wipers, did you guys? >> no! >> okay,y didn't think so, i wanted to double check. -- strongest thunderstorm north of merced couple lightning bolts out of that that storm to the west of watsonville by 20 miles still heading up towards santa cruz. a few drops on your windshields possible, if it can make it through the mountains in san jose an hour and 15 minutes that just happened north of merced. that is going to be moving away from us. all of news the 50s except antioch 61. today scattered thunderstorms possible, any time, anywhere they are going to be minimal, there's a chance and another chance tomorrow then looks like once we get rid of that seasonal temperatures to the weekend. san jose few degrees warmer than yesterday at 83.
concord two degrees warmer 90 today, santa rosa 83, oakland 72, fremont 81 just like yesterday. south bay low to upper 80s, 87 los gatos many 79 palo alto drop to 70 millbrae upper 50s half moon bay, pacifica, daly city. sausalito 7 . low to mid 80s north bay valleys upper 50s to near 60 for you. 70 berkeley, 72 oakland. valleys, low to mid 90s mainly mid to upper 80s morgan hill, gilroy. could crack 70 watsonville, 72 salinas. tonight clouds, warmer than this morning mid 50s to mid 60s. here's a area of low pressure developing also acting like a
moisture pump with remnants of two tropical storms to the south that new stream of moisture is moving into the monterey bay now creating those thunderstorms. as we head through the morning we'll see these fall apart a little and then redevelop in the afternoon. another slight chance of thunder thursday. again, very random, just about anywhere, could drop brief heavy rain and the lightning is the bigger story, if it does hit the ground this time of the year, a fire could start. chance of storms for wednesday into thursday seasonal friday through tuesday. good morning. live shot of the golden gate bridge you will find roadwork southbound actually northbound too at north end of the golden gate bridge fog-free as you come off the waldo grade, crews getting ready to configure those lanes for you. four south, two northbound on the golden gate bridge once
that gets underway. san mateo bridge moving well taillights towards the highrise over towards foster city, no delays, macarthur maze commute moving smoothly, 880, 580, 80 all into the bay bridge toll plaza looking good. tsa agents are testing drinks purchased inside airports for possible explosives. the agency is deploying staff to test beverages purchased by travelers after they've been screened at checkpoints. this video from the airport in columbus, ohio was uploaded to youtube it shows two agents canvassing a departure gate asking people to randomly submit their beverages to a swab test these beverages were purchased inside the terminal in the process of being consumed. no word on why the tsa is conducting these secondary inspections. >> 13,000 medicare recipients will get refund checks after being overcharged for
medication. cvs agreed to pay five million dollars after its company published incorrect pricing on a medicare sight before they bought the company. ftc is mailing checks to beneficiaries who were overcharged we have links on abc7news.com. green day front man billy joe armstrong is out of the hospital and back in los angeles following a medical scare we told you about yesterday morning. he tells tmz his voice is completely gone. green day was supposed to play in italy this weekend but the group had to cancel when armstrong was suddenly rushed to the hospital, still no word what he was being treated for. there's health news about silent heart attacks those are the ones without chest pain. according to a new study, researchers found 17% of seniors over 68 have had a
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