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today. with the evening and the cloud cover, it will be mild, upper 40s to the lower 50s. we are featuring more sunshine for super bowl. we are also talking about rain returning for the upcoming work week. finally february will bring us a little bit of rain. i'll detail that for you in a little bit. carolyn. >> lisa, thank you. we have new developments this morning in the nearly three decade-oldies appearance of kevin cool. abc7 news has learned the name of a key figure in this case and why police are hoping it will bring an end to this long investigation. ten-year-old kevin collins disappeared almost 29 years ago, last seen at a bus stop in san francisco. abc7 news reporter said the main person of interest in the disappearance had a rap sheet that included kidnapping. >> abc7 news was the first on scene tuesday when police took jackhammers into this home on masonic avenue.
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that's where dan therrion lived. he also went by the name kelly. he was questioned six days after kevin collins disappeared. they went to question him six days after kevin disappeared. but they went back this year and tore up the floor that might link him to the boy. home is right away cross the street from kevin's old school. therrion he had a dog. lead investigator told abc7 vic lee a key detail of what two witnesses saw way back in 1984. >> we had another adult witness telling that they saw kevin in front of 1106, 1108 masonic. there was a white man there
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again in his 20s or 30s and had a big great dane black dog. >> during this week's search, cadaver dogs located bones in the police of that home. they say the bones could be from an animal but they went him to a crime lab just to make sure. the man they are focusing on, dan therrion, died five years ago in 2008. >> abc7 news. new this morning, oakland police are investigating a shooting that killed one person and wounded another. it happened near the oakland art gallery walk last night just before 11:00. one person was found dead at the scene. the second rushed to the hospital. police say no arrests have been made. neighbors in fairfield are reacting to a disturbing discovery at a popular park. a teenage girl's body was found near a gazebo at allen whit park but it's unclear what caused her death. allen wong has the details from fairfield. >> word of the young teenage
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girl found in this park brought lydia and her family. >> since we have kids of our own, just to think about what this poor girl might have gone through. >> city police say the girl in her early teens was reported missing yesterday evening around 5:30. around twelve hours later her naked body was discovered at allen whit park. that's in fairfield. police aren't sure how she died because there are no wounds. she lived there but attended school in fairfield. the girl's guardian reported her missing. >> she'd last seen in the morning getting on the bus to go to school. normally she was returned about 5:30 but she didn't so that's when they worried. >> this man said he saw something strange when he drove around the park around 5:00 a.m. >> i seen a car parked in the parking lot facing our direction and there was a large man
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standing in front of it just standing there. and it just looked odd to me. >> police say there are two surveillance cameras on both ends of this park and what those cameras captured could solve this case. reporting in allen whit park in fairfield, i'm allen wong, abc7 news. 49er fans are preparing for tomorrow's super bowl between the niners and ravens, and the city is preparing too. with the new strategy officials hope will prevent a repeat of the rowdy celebrations after the giants world series win. abc7 7 news reporter kira klapper reports live from the mission strict that saw a lot of vandalism back in october. core raw, some of themer chance there are rather apprehensive. >> absolutely, carolyn. mer chance are still reeling from the vandalism they endured during those destructive fan celebrations after the giants won the world series in october.
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in response to that, this week mayor ed lee, fire chief joanne hayes-white and greg suhr went door to door to assure the business owners their response will be different this time around. there will be more police on the street and dui checkpoints will be in place today and tomorrow. part of the strategy is also to get all the garbage kansas off the street tharpe set on fire during the chaos that erupted in the mission after the giants won the world series. muni will run diesel bus that is can quickly be rerouted. assurances aside, people on public bikes will hunker down. >> the games close aft game but we will stick around until the game is over. we want to make sure the windows weren't tagged like they were before. >> it's been 18 years since we won a super bowl so people will have a good time and celebrate. we are just asking people to do
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it responsibly. >> for those fans who don't celebrate responsibly, they could end up like these 14 people who are now facing prosecution for destruction they caused after the world series. many were caught with the help of social media. the district attorney's office says they will use the tool of social media during and after the super bowl tomorrow to monitor any potential destruction that might go on. they will find those people through social media. they say it's an easy tool to use and they will be using it. >> reporting live in the mission district, kira klapper. abc7 news. >> kira, thank you. let's turn to 49er quarterback colin kaepernick. it turns out he has close ties to a camp for children with heart disease. it's near his hometown. our reporter explains kaepernick's connection to camp
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taylor. >> after his win against the miami dolphins last month, quarter neck collin kaepernick got a new friendship bracelet made by the children at camp taylor. what they don't know is he always carries the first one they made for him. after his nfl draft he wanted to support a local charity. he chose camp taylor which offers free medically supervised camp for children with heart disease. >> he lost an older brother with heart disease so he wanted to find a charity to give back to honor his parents and family. >> kaepernick was only scheduled for three hours at his first camp but stayed seven. he played in the pool, joined discussions on heart health, and even sang with his parents in front of the entire camp. >> when collin came back with the camp, he didn't come out with an entourage ever camp. -- of people. he drives in with his college car and he really cares. it's not just for fun and pomp and circumstance. it's real. >> kaepernick checked in regularly and he surprised the camp recently with a new fundraiser.
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>> he started the kaepernicking t-shirt, called it we are home of kaepernicking for a cause. he tied the t-shirts in to us. >> they are prepared for a saturday fundraiser and camp kids will be watching him in the super bowl this sunday. >> we have threes that we will blow a lot because these are the ravens colors and birds so they are going to fly. they are going to squash them. >> you betcha. and we have our team sending out a lot of great behind-the-scenes updates. we are retweeting the best of them at abc7 news bay area. their live reports continue all weekend here on abc7. you can turn to abc7 news right after the super^bowl to see all the celebrations. our abc7 news teams in new orleans and in the bay area will be live on the air with an up-to-the-minute look at how niners fans are reacting here and in the big easy. coming up next, on the rise.
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>> a preschool in the southern california city of carson is shutting down while two cases of sex between preschool children
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are investigated by authorities. the father of a four-year-old boy plans to file a lawsuit monday against the first lutheran church of carson after his son described receiving sex from a five-year-old girl a at least one other child from the school said he also received sex from the same girl. state department of social services has cited the school for at least one sexual incident between the kids plus lack of overall supervision and an improper teacher-child ratio. child protective services is investigating the girl, but could not comment on the investigation. and blue cross health insurance is hitting hundreds of thousands of customers with a double-digit rate increase starting today. consumer advocates are outraged. the story from abc7 news capital correspond tent nannette miranda in sacramento. >> she was starting on february when her insurance will skyrocket from $635 a month to
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nearly $800. >> i'm mad about it because they are trying to take advantage of thing he before the obamacare takes effect. they are trying to get their rate increases in. >> 730,000 californians who buy private insurance through anthem saw an average 17.5 increase but some are getting hit with an increase as much as a 26% jump. the consumer watch dog said this is the third or fourth rate hike in two years from an insurer who said their parent company made $2.7 billion in profits last year. anthem said the industry had to raise rate. they aren't the only one. >> due to increasing medical costs and due to a pool of people that is generally older and sicker than they were last year, we have to raise rates to cover our costs. >> in fact, even with the rate hike, anthem said it's taking a 2.5% loss on this group of consumers. >> it's outrageous. >> consumer groups point out the standard and poors healthcare
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economic index found the rate of increase in the industry slowed to 5% last year. they are questioning the need for the increase. >> i think what they have just done is a perfect example of why we need to have rate regulation in california. >> fifteen states, including california, have no authority to control rates. an initiative is already in the works to give the state's insurance commissioner the power to reject rate hikes. she wants to hang on until 2014 when people can buy health insurance on a competitive online exchange. >> hopefully it will lower the rates because of the quantity of the people being covered should increase the revenue to the lower companies and they should lower the rates. >> he said rates will be regulated under the federal health insurer rate which they must send 80 to 83% of every dollar on care. abc7 news. >> well, it's going to be an early spring accord together weather predicter punxsutawney phill. his prediction came at 4:27 this
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morning our time. >> so, faithful, there is snow shadow to see. an early spring for you and me! [cheers and applause] >> the largest crowd in the 123-year history of groundhog day braved the cold in pucks tawny, pennsylvania to witness the annual prediction ceremony. i love all the pomp and circumstance, but i think phill has about a 39% accuracy rate. >> do you know he's kept in a climate-controlled box there in the library? he comes out once a year. >> what does peta have to say about that? >> not very nice. >> changes in terms of cloudiness out there. we have reduced visibility. go niners. here's a look where it's pretty mild in the 50s. 40s elsewhere. i'll let you know if we are in for a partly or mostly sunny afternoon and a look when the
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rain returns. that's coming up. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead, 49ers and ravens finally take to the field tomorrow. much has been made of the har bra brother versus brother angle. but the super bowl will also
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>>ian is usually our wettest month but not this time around. i mean, i know we are in february but -- >> rifle we usually see more rain. before i said it was the third driest january on record, certainly allowing for our snowpack to dwindle. we are about 100% of normal for rainfall this year but that's going down as well. as we head outside, here's a look at berkeley. there is fog all over the bay, not only in the east bay but the north bay, the central coast, watsonville and monterey look particularly foggy this morning. visibility anywhere from a quarter mile up in santa rosa. you see all the cloud cover isn't producing any rain. not today. we still have a strong ridge of high pressure in control. but filtered sunshine today and we will notice with the mild temperatures to start out, it will be a cooler afternoon
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because that solar radiation being blocked a little bit from the high and low clouds. 43 napa. good morning, fairfield. one of the cooler spots at 49. it's 46 half moon bay. 36 in san jose and plenty of low clouds here, allowing for reduced visibility from watsonville to monterey. the worst spot is up here, santa rosa, quarter mile visibility. six miles visibility in the inland east base and livermore. we will look at the hazy afternoon sunshine. the fog lifts. we will still have the high clouds. temperatures on the mild side. certainly not as mild as yesterday. no more 70s but some low to mid-60s. cooler days will arrive by the middle of next week and we do have some rain finally to talk about. it looks like by the end of the upcoming work week. beach hazard once again tonight through tomorrow morning with the sneaker waves. avoid the slippery rocks and stay back from the water's edge
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from the north coast all the way down to the monterey bay. the swells will be building throughout the weekend. here is the area of low pressure coming up from the south. you notice most of the cloud cover from suggest earn california, the central coast and even the north bay looking at some filtered sunshine. high pressure still firmly in control, and this will allow for the hazy afternoon skies. a spare-the-air day as the higher pressure pushes down on the atmosphere. the air quality is certainly not great. we are looking at light winds except at the coast. with those onshore winds it will be a little bit cooler there. we will try to mechanics out some of the haze there. in the southeast, new orleans. temperatures fairly similar to what we have back home with numbers in the mid-60s. partly cloudy right on through the weekend into monday as well. back home looking at lower 50s in the southern sierra. upper 40s with the dwindling snowpack in the northern sierra. hopefully getting some snow by
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next weekend. but still the verdict is out on that and we will have to wait and see whether or not we can add to that naturally. 77 in palm springs. 70 in san diego. back home look at 60 half moon bay. still certainly mild out there with 64 livermore, 65 san jose. you will notice kind of hazy, mostly cloudy here in morgan hill. 65. 68 in hollister. accuweather seven-day forecast, very little temperature change except for sunshine for super^bowl sunday. tomorrow looking at a beautiful day. by monday a few degrees cooler. tuesday the cooling continues and you will notice that everyone back into the 50s by the end of the work week. hopefully getting some rain in here by thursday and friday. february is another one of those wet months generally, so -- >> yes. >> all right. >> all right. we will look for that. thank you, lisa. coming up at 7:00 is good morning america. we've got dan harris joining us live from new york to tell us what you are working on. good morning. happy groundhog day, dan.
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>> carolyn, thank you. i appreci on gma on
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this sunday morning. i know you can't wait, carolyn. >> i already know who is winning. of course, it is the 49ers. without a doubt. >> i should have been careful. i knew my audience. >> well, is there a team that you like? i mean, if you don't say 49ers i guess you and i will just be estranged from now on, dan. >> here's the honest answer. not a huge sports fan. but given my affection, which as you know is profound nor san francisco and for you, i'm going to root for the niners tomorrow. >> all right. way to go. thank you very much. we will talk to you tomorrow. have a good show today. >> excellent. thank you. >> all right. let's turn now to sports. >> today the former 49er owner finds out if he will be selected for the pro football hall of fame for 2013.
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he's among 17 finalists, including former 49er charles haley and larry allen and former oakland raiders warren sapp and tim brown. tomorrow, of course, you know the 49ers will try to win their sixth vince lombardi trophy. here's vince kwan with more on the super bowl and this morning's sports. >> good morning. we are now just a day away from super bowl xlvii. both teams saw their final practices on friday at the saints indoor facility. for the third straight day the linebackers aulden smith and brooks saw limited action. both have shoulder injuries. practice wrapped up about 15 minutes early. for baltimore, coach john harbaugh gave their 65-minute workout an a-plus-plus, saying the team is clicking on all cylinders. this game won't just feature one harbaugh brother against another but jim's son, jay, works for the ravens, so it will also be father versus son. >> maybe that will tip the scale. maybe that will be our edge, it will be jay. he's really good. >> i sent him a few texts letting him know how i feel about him.
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i don't want to get him where he's -- people are thinking i'm talking to him. but i'm really proud. i've heard he's done a great job and that means the world. >> well, randy moss has drawn a lot of attention this week. michael crabtree will likely have a bigger impact during the game. he's quickly become colin kaepernick's go-to guy. jerry rice has been impressed with their chemistry. >> crabtree, my god, he's like a new receive. they have a connection. you can see that chemistry on the football field. i think whenever he has like one-on-one coverage, kaepernick is going to throw him the football. >> that's sports for saturday morning. i'm rick kwan. mike shumann will be live from new orleans at 5:00. >> coming up next, getting schools and students ready for the unthinkable. what teachers and even children are learning to do if someone starts shooting. and the latest cabinet member announces he is leaving
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the obama administration. what energy
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>> the sandy hook elementary school shooting as sparked an intense debate on school safety. one security company in texas has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people wanting to get trained on how to respond to a shooter on campus. the training called alice stands for alert, lock down, inform, counter and evacuate. abc7 news education reporter leeann melendez got exclusive access to a recent training session at san jose city
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college. >> lock down, lock down, lock down. >> those two words mean an intruder is on campus. >> maria, open the door. where are you! >> this is how they deal with an active shooter. >> oh, wendy, i'm home, dear! open the door. >> the people behind the door tried to barricade themselves using what they can find, a table, a rope, anything to keep the intruder from coming in. >> people will survive, people will act appropriately if we give them guidance and if we give them permission to do so and that's what this is about. >> a texas-based company called response options is training people on how to go beyond the duck-and-cover mode. teaching them to go as far as confronting the gunman. joe is playing the role of the active gunmen. people who are taking this course are learning three fundamental things, run, hide, and fight.
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>> sean thompson is a teacher. he convinced his school district to let him take the two-day course. he will now train other teachers. >> when you become a parent, things change, perspectives change. i don't want to really look at my room as just students anymore. i look at them as sons and daughters of other people and i feel it's my responsibility as an educator to be as prepared as possible to protect that life. >> matthew hayward works as a school police officer. >> ultimately the goal of this program is to minimize, if not completely eliminate, any type of injuries or fatalities. that's the whole goal. that's why i am here and that's what i am trying to express to my staff. >> the course ends with an intruder on campus scenario using an air gun and rubber pellets. in this case the people inside this room are ready to counter or confront the second gunman. for this scenario tennis balls
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are used instead of books, laptops or chairs. but in most cases running may be the only option. >> we know what the consequence is of responding passively. far too often it's death. >> san jose city college and evergreen community college have now trained their nine officers. students and teachers will soon undergo the same active shooter training. >> i have to know how to lead and how to protect my students. but it's a combination of both. the students need to be prepared, as well, and trained. >> it's a reality of today's world. getting schools to prepare in order to increase their chances of surviving the unthinkable. >> open the door! >> in san jose, leeann melendez, abc7 news. >> this morning in his weekly address, president obama is calling on congress to work together to reduce the deficit and promote economic growth.
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>> what we need instead is a balanced approach. an approach that says let's cut where we can afford but let's make the investments we can't afford to live without. investments in education and infrastructure, research and development. the things that will help america compete for the best jobs and new industries. >> the president said the economy is poised to expand this year after 2.2 million jobs were created last year. republicans say this is the chance for congress to begin balancing our nation's checkbook. jump starting the economy and restoring faith in our government. energy secretary steven chu is stepping down. the former head of the lawrence berkeley national lab drew a lot of political fire during his tenure on the president's cab -- cabinet. but as abc7 news political reporter mark matthew notes, khu also drew a lot of talent to the department as he worked to reshape its mission. >> at the white house, president
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obama publicly thanked steven chu for his service steven has a great friend, a tremendous colleague working on a whole range of energy issues, but also designing a cap to plug the hole in the middle of the gulf of mexico when anyone else could -- nobles to figure it out. that's typical of the incredible contributions he's made to this country. >> when he came here he had a nobel prize in physics but knee no real experience in politics. >> he said honest things about climate change and energy which he had to for political reasons walk back during his confirmation hearing. >> he said things like coal is my worst nightmare and the country needs a much higher gasoline tax. >> most energy policy people agree with that, but, of course, politically that's just off-limits. >> the head of u.c. berkeley's energy institute said political
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pressure only ramped up after the solyndra scandal broke. he was criticized for the handling of his loan to the solar panel maker who went bankrupt, laying off more than a thousand workers. >> they talk about that one failure but there are many other successes. >> frank worked at the lawrence national laboratory and said his legacy goes well beyond stimulus spending on energy programs. >> i think his biggest accomplishment is emphasizing renewable energy, emphasizing science. >> the energy experts i spoke with say steven chu transformed the department from an agency that has been primarily concerned nuclear weapons and nuclear waste to an energy resources organization. >> it's been so great have a nobel prize scientist run the department of energy just in terms of attracting scientists to this important problem. >> khu said he would like to return to teaching and academic research but he will stay on until the president finds a replacement. at u.c. berkeley, mark matthews, abc7 news. >> five years of construction
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finally coming to an end at devil's slide along the san mateo county coast. the area is notorious for major accidents and rockslides that can quickly back up traffic. workers are now putting the finishing touches on two tunnels to by pass that dangerous part of highway 1. they have some pretty cool features like wind turbines that turn on when carbon monoxide levels get too high. they can also alert drivers on their car radios of any energies. the grand opening may come as early as this spring. new this morning, mayor ed lee is look way beyond tomorrow's super bowl to help san francisco cash in on big time sporting events engine wants to establish a permanent none profit organization to help bring future events here, including the 2024 olympic games. the mayor said yesterday the idea grew out of recent efforts to raise up to $20 million to help cover the city's cost for
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hosting the america's cup this summer. the nonprofit would be called "one sf" building on the america cup's effort in anticipation of bringing a future super bowl here as well. come up next, a beach warning. a warning for dog owners that could save their pet's lives and their own. and take a live look from the roof cam showing you the ferry building there with a bit of the 49er's colors, gold and red. it's going to be a cooler today. lisa argen will have your foreca
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>> we are enjoying some pretty nice weather which means a lot of us will be hitting the beaches this weekend. that has the coast guard on high alert following a string of
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drownings involving people walking their dogs. federal officials have launched a campaign to keep people and their pets safe at the beach. here's abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom. >> this is rascal and his owner, petty officer pamela baland. show may be in the u.s. coast guard burks she knows who is the better swimmer. >> he would do much better in the water than i would. >> the rescue swimmer jumps out of helicopters to save people. he knows without all his special gear his labrador retriever would be swimming laps around him. >> he's a much better swimmer than i am. if you see a dog struggling in the water, don't panic, don't rush in after them. >> the coast guard and the national park service launched a campaign at the oakland animal shelter in the hopes of saving lives. >> this year in particular we've seen so many pet owners going in after their pets. as pet lovers we understand but seeing all these people losing their lives is just tragic. >> since november five people have drowned on northern
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california shorelines while walk their dogs. four deaths in humble county, the fifth in marin. and often they are contribute to sneaker waves. a wave that sneaks up on you in the middle of smaller ones. >> sneaker waves and rogue waves, this is waves people use to describe a wave that's out of the ordinary. >> this one is responsible for sending three people to the hospital during the 2010 maverick surf contest. winter is prime time for the sneaker waves and cold water. >> without the right equipment it's a losing battle very quick. >> because it's so cold? >> as soon as you hit the water you take a big gasp of air. >> it's an ugly swag with a -- situation with a tragic outcome. >> sadly, oftentimes the dog gets out fine, but the swimmer does not. >> if your dog gets swept up by a sneaker wave. >> stay on shore. the dog will be fine. >>abc news, jonathan bloom.
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>> i was just asking our meteorologist lisa argen if there are any high surf advisories today, and, no, but the waves will be up there. >> that's right. we have a beach hazard and that is an indicator things are going to be pretty rough along the short line. we are looking at cooler temperatures at the coast. here's a look at our east bay where you can tell. we have fog not only here but all around the bay, reduced visibility. the clouds will stay with us for much of the day. i'll explain and talk about a cooler day today. a look at super bowl sunday coming up. >> thank you, lisa. also coming up, good morning america takes over the french quarter. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo will join us live from new orleans with the behind the scenes look at the
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. >> just one day to go before the 49ers are facing the baltimore ravens in the super bowl. the stars were out in the french quarter when gma set up a tailgate party. abc reporter katie marzullo joins us live. katie, i'm substituting for you this morning so you can party? >> i very much appreciate that, carolyn. good morning. hi to lisa argen, as well. i have to tell you this morning the sun is brilliant. the sky is blue. the wind is crisp. we are enjoying a quiet morning. a nonparty moment here in new orleans. i guess they don't like to get up too early on the weekends here. what you are seeing behind me is the espn experience. very elaborate outdoor studios. it's also where gma brought the tailgate party yesterday morning. i got to hang out with josh and sam and meet a few other celebrities in the mix there. >> fans, fanfare and, yes, love
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for the 49ers. >> i'm an nfc guy so i guess, listen, this is what it is going to sound like once, go niners. >> play that loop over and over. >> gma drew a large crowd in the french quarters and it went just josh and sam. legend jerry rice joined the party. >> i'm big the san francisco 49ers, 24-17. it would be great to bring number six home and i feel like this team is going to do that. >> someone had to bring the food. enter celebrity chef and new orleans native emerald lagassi. >> new orleans is a great food city, as is san francisco. i think the two of them put together, it's magical. >> i think we've had eight meals. we had like six meals yesterday. >> in the first two hours. >> we all agree the food is great, but it took a little convince to go bring sam around on the big game. >> then i'm going to root for san francisco. >> root for san francisco. >> why not? >> i'm cheering for
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san francisco. >> come on, say things like colin kaepernick. >> if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. >> of course, fans of gma always want to know where is robin roberts, how is she doing? she's here in her hometown of new orleans and she did come by the set and the concert you caught on gma yesterday but just to say hi to her friends. tim mcgraw and drew brees was there as all. she still has to be careful in crowds so she wasn't on the scene but she's slowly making her comeback. getting back to the weather. just gorgeous here this morning. lisa, carolyn, i'm going to tweet you a picture of the mississippi river. finally got to the river this morning. first i've seen it on my trip so far. live in new orleans, katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> statety, you have been doing some great reports out there. i'm so glad you are having fun.
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how many have you eaten? >> i'm going to say six, two orders on two different days and i skipped yesterday so i might have to get back to that today. >> have fun. we will look for you later on today, all right? love the hat, as well. so katie, larry beil, wayne friedman and schu are all sending out a lot of great behind the scenes updates. we are retweetth best of them @abc7 news bay area. the live reports like the one you just saw continue all weekend here on abc7. you can turn to abc7 news right after the game to see the celebrations. our abc7 news teams in new orleans and in the bay area will be live on the air with an up to the minute look at how niners fans are reacting here and in the big easy. it looked a little bit windy and chilly there in the big easy. >> yeah. 60s there. i thought it was nice.
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they should have a good time. a couple more days to get to all that food, right? >> bring some back. >> good morning. we are starting out with the cloud cover. but still, of course, everybody all excited as we check our downtown san francisco area. lit up for the 49ers. we are going to see a cooler day today. feel the effects ever an on shore flow. right now we've got fog and more cloud cover. so that is allowing for a milder start to the day. in fact, as much as nine or ten degrees warmer than yesterday morning if you were uo at this hour. live doppler 7hd. you can see all the cloud cover, but the big question is will we pick up any precip throughout the day today from all this cloud cover? the answer is no, it's just higher clouds. this is in association with an area of low pressure to the north of us and it is pulling up the low clouds and high clouds. i'll show you that in just a mommy. but right now look at the mild 50 degrees in oakland, as well as mountain view. 48 san jose, 45 watsonville. most areas are experiencing reduced visibility, anywhere
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from a quarter mile santa rosa to two miles in novato with three miles san jose and about five miles at the airport. so no problems yet, although we will look for some filtered sunshine. mostly cloudy start with spare the fog. we have hazy afternoon sunshine on the way. yesterday well up to the low 70s in oakland and watsonville. back into the 60s with a cooler air mass, slightly cooler. we will look for more sunshine tomorrow for super^bowl sunday and cooler weather will arrive say about wednesday. maybe some rain by the end of the upcoming work week. so that would be a plus. it's been quite some time. beach hazard as the waves continue to build throughout the day today and into tomorrow. anywhere from the north coast to the monterey bay we're looking at conditions that will provide some railroad dangerous currents and it could sweep you out at any time. the sneaker waves come up and just do that. never put your back to the owing. here's a look at all of the
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cloud cover. it is being pulled up from the north. so we are looking at not only the higher clouds, but with that the filtered sunshine and the temperatures cooling off just a little bit today. but still high pressure is firmly in control and it's going to stay with us not only today, it's going to be with us the second half of the weekend. it's a strong ridge. it will re-establish itself tomorrow. we will see more sunshine tomorrow as that low kind of moves away. but then in the next couple of days it finally begins to move on off back to the southeast. for today notice all the sunshine where katie is. more mid-60s throughout the afternoon today, tomorrow and into monday. looking like a fine forecast there. back home a little bit warmer than average. once again, fresno 68. 75 los angeles with 66 in vegas and more mid-60s for the south bay, and antioch low 60s. cooler in oakland, san francisco. a bit of an on shore push. half moon bay at 60. partly cloudy to mostly cloudy
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skies should cover it from the central coast. 67 gilroy. tomorrow we should see some brighter conditions. looking at a slight dip only by a couple degrees on monday. tuesday is when we will see some 50s at our coast and that will overspread the bay area wednesday. a chance of showers thursday and friday with just 50s around the bay. cooler than average. whether or not we can get any significant rain, doesn't look likely at this point. >> all right. so super bowl sunday tomorrow, but you an watch oscar sunday on february 24th right here on abc7. the my picks feature on our official oscars app has details on all the nominees. it's available for i-phone, ipad, android and the kindle fire. coming up next, most people watch the super bowl for the game, but many are all about the commercials. and some ads have already leaked and some ads have already leaked [ woman ] don't forget the yard work!
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>> you might watch tomorrow's super bowl to root for the 49ers, but millions of others will tune in just to check out the commercials. here's a sneak-peek. ♪ and if you see my reflection ♪ where the landslide bring you down ♪ joel, when are you going to put your idea online? >> relax. it's not like anybody else is going to have the same exact idea pop into their head. >> how do you know? >> because they haven't, kelly. >> it's totally original. >> it's one in a gazillion. >> really? >> idiot-proof. >> a real moneymaker. >> thank goodness i put it online first. >> more pain, sir? >> more everything, sky waitress. laugh. >> that one is cute. advertisors are paying as much as $4 million for just 30 seconds of time. let's get a quick final check of our accuweather forecast with lisa. >> we have some fog out there.
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definitely warmer. a spare-the-air day. 63 concord and fremont and 65 san jose. look ahead, a little more sun tomorrow. we will get rid of the high clouds and le look four the temperature to begin to cool monday but more significantly by wednesday. hopefully some rain by the end of the work week. it's february but more 50s around. it will be cooler. >> thank you, lisa and thank you for joining us on the abc7 saturday morning news. i'm carolyn tyler along with lisa argen. abc7 news continues at 8:00 a.m. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome.
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good morning, america. this morning -- the face of a kidnapper. our first look at the man holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker. we hear from children who witnessed the actual school bus shootout. >> he said, i'll kill you all. >> and the abduction.
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the voice. the man behind the manti te'o hoax, re-creates the voice of the fake girlfriend that tricked the notre dame football star, but is it really him? our experts weigh in. home alone. the 11-year-old hiding in the closet and dialing 911, while burglars ransacked the family home. how his quick-thinking saved the day. and are you ready for some groundhog? it's groundhog day and super bowl weekend. so, this morning, we asked the ultimate question, can the groundhog predict the winner of the big game? meet staten island chuck. it's also groundhog day. we should say that this whole thing about animals predicting the weather, makes our meteorologist ginger zee mildly defensive.


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