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car. the officer sk interviewed a short distance away. our colleague is there now and will join with us a live report, and update at 6:00. >> thank you, and not far from highway 85 a search for a burglary suspect sends a preschool into lock down most of the day. students and teachers in cupertino asked to lie on the floor and shut off lights while officers canvased the neighborhood around the school this afternoon. sky 7 was overhead. police pulled over a car carrying three men believed to have been involved in several home burglaries. two people in the vehicle were arrested but a third man ran, triggering the search. the person has not been found. >> president obama is vowing to send congress new policy proposals for reducing gun violence. today, he aa.pointing joe biden to lead efforts come up with a new recommendations.
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the president wants congress to reinstate a weapons ban that was in place but expired in 2004. he says america can no longer sit back to allow massacres like the one in connecticut to keep taking place. >> i will use all powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all, but that can't be an excuse not to try. >> the president says he supports a limit on high capacity clips and more stringent background checks and noted a culture glorifying gun asks violence must be examined and access to mental health care >> connecticut medical skmer wants to research adam lanza's brain to dempl if there are identifiable diseases associated with the violent behaveo, family and friends held funeral services for four students and the principal and steecher.
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soto died protecting her students. some escaped uninjured. one mourner who knew soto says she's not surprised by the bravery. >> there are good people out there. here being one of the best. and god bless her for being able to do what she did. because i don't know if i would have. >> the students will return to class in january, joined by retired principal donna page, returning to her old post. >> following tragedy we see strength of those affected and it's no different in newtown, connecticut. abc 7 news shows us how the town pulled together as it seeks a return to normalcy. >> this is our american family here. you know? this is part of us. >> a wealthy donor is sending a truck load of toys for the kids in newtown, just in time for christmas. a family bought copy -- coffee for the mourners at the
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general store. a tremendous outpouring of love and support is giving comfort to the community. they know hard work ahead is for them alone. that the healing truly begins at home. >> that is why people are looking to do to lift each other, anyway they can. >> it's a way of doing what we have to do to help one another. >> thisédxy man made crosses. >> nobody can stop the pain of what the people kboring true. and this is not for me, but himt. >> just adorable, happy, funn funny... >> the owner of a sandy hook hair salon is planning a cut athon to raise money for the families of the victim autos we want to do anything we can to help. we're here for anyone f you need anything just come n
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we're here for you. >> local high school students worked into the cold damp night, relighting the candles the rain snuffed out. >> walk by here, they can see this and this gives him hope happens. we can make it easier for the community. >> this friday morning at 9:30 the governor is calling for a nationwide moment of silence and asking churches to ring their°/q, bells 26 times, for eh of those killed in sandy hook elementary. >> todayr7ç the community in oakland came together during a special mass for victims of the sandy hook shooting. nick smith is live from the cathedral dral of christ the light church near lake merit. nick? >> good evening. it was a moving and respectful ceremony designed to pay
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tribute to those that lost their lives on friday in newtown, connecticut. >> the archbishop led the mass. >> that as we weep for brothers and sisters take it from us by a sudden, violent death. >> 200 faithful listened he spoke of the need for prayer. young, old looking to each other and above for answers a wreath in memory of sandy hook elementary was hung, names of the victims, read aloud. those i spoke with say the tragedy made them feel spiritually connected. they were here to heal. >> just enkurmt to the families of those that lost their loved ones. and just to know that god is
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still the head of our lives. >> it helps us support others through our faith that. is why we came today. hoping that the theme of love and words of heavenly peace will do just that to a community still feeling a great deal of pain. >> in time of loss and darkness it reminds us ever more that the light of christ is needed. >> the u.s. post office dedicated a post office box to the community of newtown, connecticut for the address go to our web site abc 7 and you can express sympathy by posting this badge
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available on our page at and be sthour stay with us for continuing coverage of the connecticut school shootings. >> moving on to weather now. so cold last night in and early this morning. hy are people that noticed waits record setting. clear skies and a freezing cold night. here are the record lows for today. oakland airport tied at 34 degrees. san rafael, down to 32. salinas,
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see frost tomorrow morning and the timing of the next cold storm coming in in just a few minutes. >> thank you. black ice sk blamed for the 60 car pile up on interstate 5 8j from oregon border. freeway shut down all night near the town of horn brooke. at least 16 people were hurt in the wreck. eight faken to the hospital. two dudsen vehicles had to be towed. >> a local police agency warn together public. >> and the letter from china to a local lawmaker slamming warnings about an imported dog food. >> and a little glow fish that researchers say could hold the key to discovering life saving
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police in san francisco alerting residents in the mission district about a registered sexual offender in their neighborhood. a 53-year-old was released this month, served 24 years for a number of sexual assaults against children. police now say he's living in the mission district apartment, sim yonz has been convicted of several offenses dating back to 1982. >> homeland security launched a search for a woman producing child pornography. take a look at the photos obtained by the department. this woman is accused of producing a video which she engages in sexual condwukt a four to five-year-old victim shechl wears this ring, investigate investigators say danish police down loaded this from the internet. >> research found antibiotics
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used to treat bronchitis failed to aleave symptoms finding they were likely to lead to side affects including nausea or rashes. researchers say antibiotics are effective against knew moana. once ruled out antibiotics not likely to help with brompk kitis.
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the green glow is not only visible to researchers, also measurable. a brighter light indicates a higher level of glukos, often used as a barometer in obesity research. in one study the team zeroed in on a potential drug after screening 2500 candidates using the fish. >> so they put three fish in every well. teb then adding the compound, one drop per well to test 100 drugs per plate. >> and depending on the type, he believes the fish could cut down on the need for animal testing in mammal autos i think they can never replace testing in mammals but what
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they can do is they can gap the bridge between you say a find a drug in a protein or cell cull turks then, they can test these in zebra fish coming down to three best, then test three three. >> providing a cheaper, more ethical alternative. scientists search for break through drugs to treat the disease. >> and compounds now under study as a result of the screening appear to affect ability to metabolize food. >> a early kmags for a group of kids, santa claus landed a sea plane, bringing gifts. >> santa claus admits it's not a tradition yool ride burke reindeer have got to rest up for christmas. so santa clause made a splash down to bring early christmas presents to kids.
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the plane came from sea plane adventures and kids came from a 22-year-old organization helping kids from low income areas like marin city get involved with the arts. >> you look like a busy man on christmas day. sometimes we have to get ahead. >> this is cool to me. >> it's high tech. >> it was good. it was great. skpilt was awesome. and... he waved at us and said ho, ho, ho. and everyone that is watching channel 7, i wish them a merry christmas. >> you can't get cuter than that. there are 40 kids, each got a toy, book and home baked cookies and stars said they're gg to be having a bigger toy drive this weekend. in mill valley, abc 7 news. >> thank you. and an update on a story we've
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been covering several months a number of dog owners around the nation complained about pets getting sick or dying after eating chicken treats made in china. now, chinese government responded to complaints in a letter addressed to a california congressman. it's a story you'll see only on 7. >> it's been... sad, hard on the family. i think what is harder is to understand why almost, you know what is it? seven months later there are more dead dlogs. nothing changed. >> since then, she's been relentlessly campaigning to have treats recalled. fda acknowledges thousands of complaints. they asked to consider halting
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production until the fda can determine whether or not the products contain tainted materials chinese government wrote back slamming the fda. the cause of the deaths have not been determined. wrote from the perspective of thew76: chinese side there might be something wrong with the fda investigation guidance. >> i don't believe that. they're one of the top scientists. >> the letter from the people's republic of china warned not to influence public opinion ask clear the q eliminate the negative impact m
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they will be receiving several feet of snow f you have travel plans to head out there, winter storm watch going up friday morning. thank you to our transmission
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control for that view. we zr r r do have clear skies. we have our own radar in combination with national weather service radar will be watching for next storm. our radar tracking next storm first. it's coming in from northwest. temperatures falling and it's going to be a cold night. 44 degrees in fairfield, mid-40s around livermore and antioch. so get ready. there is another freezing cold night. official arrival of winter we have winter chill in the air. there are freezing conditions again, 28 in nappa. down to 31, vallejo, concord, 30 degrees in livermore. san jose, palo alto, all into mid-30s. temperatures will be a couplelpf
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degrees higher than where you were this morning. high pressure still controlling factor. going with a dry evening. another freezing cold night mostly dry day tomorrow, slow moving storm bringing in rain by tomorrow evening and so 5:00 a.m. thursday, clear skies, cold fight. cold mornings, rain starts to arrive into evening hours by 5:00 p.m. yu kaia getting wet. rain will be slow. so really heading into 5:00 a.m. beforeñs"6y many parts of the by area get wet. north bay get rain first tomorrow night. and then, 5:00 a.m. commute on friday looks like7+k dwoigts to be sloppy. light to moderate rain at 7:00 a.m. so do look for scattered showers for your friday and briefly heavy at times, saturday morning there is another wave of heavier rain
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coming in, 2:00 a.m. many of you are sleeping could see anga rain-snow mix. by saturday at 9:00 a.m. we're looking at sun breaking through. rainfall totals, through 9:00 a.m. saturday, up to five inches in north bay mountains. we're looking at three quarters of an inch to an inch and a half in the peninsula. into santa cruz up to three inches of rain. winter storm watch friday morning through sunday morning. gusty winds work to to five feet of snow highs for thursday, upper 40s to upper 50s. you'll need rain gear first, temperatures for monterey bay, mid to upper 50s. accu-weather forecast, rainy for first day of winter. sunday more rain. early chance of drops christmas eve morning but another possibility of rain heading in on wednesday.
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not as chilly after tonight. we'll have milder night time city sidewalk changes in store to make san francisco more pedestrian friendly. >> and students send ideas to the president
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orks a third person has been arrested in connection with a kidnapping of a san jose handy man. police arrested richard rodriguez junior. detectives believe is he involved in abducting a handy man from a home in morgan hill, the handy man threatened beaten and forced to do work several hours, driven around town and managed to escape when the suspect stopped for snacks in a gas station. two other people have already been arrested and charged in the crime. >> san francisco officials continue to make a big push for pedestrian safety.
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the mayor unveiled details of the strategy, aiming to reduce injuries and fatalities by 25%. crosswalks will be upgraded, speed limits dropped around schools. more red light cameras will be installed. >> not only stopped and enforcement and ticketing but there is a serious effort to remind people we're going pay more attention. >> the police department will target intersection was the five highest accident totals in the districts. last week the district attorney presented it's own safety campaign. >> chevron awarded $1 million in grant money to several richmondynjqu area nonprofits. six groups will get a share of the funds to improve math, science and engineering education in western contra grant money will go to charities helping local low income residents with job placement assistance, chevron
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operates an oil refinery in point richmond. kpt says it's given $30 million in grants since 2009. >> amonday summers say there is one of five planets in a a planet that falls into the so called habitable zone, water could exist on the surface. a team base their findings in áionss from teleskopz. that will be published in the journal astronomy. we're going there. >> yes. we are. >> san francisco nameless
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coming up at 6:00 the marine whose car was fired upon is talking to police right now. we'll have a live report on the investigation.
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>> some face the best picture of the year, what does don sanchez think about the film for the hunt for osama bin laden? >> answering the call of a holiday sweet tooth. a made in america treat now filling cookie jars around the world you read that with enthusiasm. >> yes. >> those stories and more coming up at 6:00. >> the votes under and today, we know the winning entry of the california academy of science ootz winning name, she suggested owe ryan after the constellation. her reward got to meet owe ryan and polaris this morning. >> got to feed him, touch him. he's kind of a sweet, shy, mellow guy. >> if you want to see them they'll be on display until january 6. hurry before orion loses his antlers.
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polaris will keep hers until summer. >> fun things to take the kids to do. >> world news is next. >> from all of us here, thanks for the time. next newscast coming up at 6:00 p.m. >> have a good evening. this is "world news." tonight, call for change. the president promising fast action to stop an epidemic of gun violence. >> i will use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> and tonight, we hear from people on the other side, who believe the way to defend children is to arm their teachers. holiday headache. as millions of americans begin their holiday travel, a blizzard is on a collision course. creating 50-mile-per-hour winds and delays. prison break.


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