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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. at 6:00, a look at interstate 680 in walnut creek east bay drives could be facing black ice in the morning commute with team coverage on the cold snap still gripping the bay area. >> snow and ice are covering texas and other parts of the country with the commit delays expected to be caused here in the bay area and around the nation. >> a man barricades himself in a hospital original room and who brought the stand off to an end. >> good morning, on this monday morning, a frigid morning. thanks positive joining us. >> it seems like it has not changed since friday. now right over to mike nicco with the latest on the cold snap. >> san francisco will be the
coldest with frost possible. we still have another hour of cooling to go. frosty around the bay and average temperature is 30 at 7:00, and sunny and 46 at noon, dress for temperatures below average and near 50 at 4:00, and you will need the coast as we are down to 41 at 7:00 a hard freeze with low-to-mid 20's in the north bay but milder in the east bay with a lot of upper 20's. about 45 degrees at 4:00, and quickly dropping into the mid-30's at 7:00 and at cost we have frost and 31 at 7:00, and we will hang on to the mid-40's with chilly sunshine and upper 30's by 7:00. >> we have a high wind advisory on the benicia bridge is canceled. so it is calmer right now. we have on muni, 23, 41, 489, 71
routes all are expensing longer than normal wait times and bart, though, is running on time there at 44 trains. over the altamont pass, we have a report of an accident westbound 580, c.h.p. is out there trying to locate it but generally speaking you are on the brights headed away from tracy to dublin. here is how it looks with numbers. 52 minutes in the westbound direction and highway 4 building at half an hour from antioch to concord and 101 is clear from san rafael into san francisco. >> in this morning all lanes of better state 880 are open again after a big rig hit the safety barrels at 5th avenue sending sand and debris over the freeway forcing the shutdown of all lanes before 3:00 a. the lanes just opened but expect slowing as caltran keeps the exits closed while the safety barrels
relisted. >> if you are mying today you will want to call ahead or check online. we will tell you why, but, just to give you a hint, thousands of flights cross the country were canceled over the weekend because of bad weather. in youngers new dozens taken to the hospital. no ones with -- no one was seriously hurt. >> in wisconsin, snow resulted in several weekend pileups. this was outside milwaukee on sunday with amateur video showing the pilot on the busy highway and the long backup that followed. this crash was one of several backups for commuter. one man died. we have a weather app for weather alerts and tracking live doppler 7 hd which can be downloaded for free at
abc7news.com/apps or on google play. >> a tense stand off inside a hospital emergency room in phoenix now has ended in the last hour. negotiators talked the suspect into surrendering after he pulled a knife and a gun on officers this morning. no patients were impacted. >> menlo park police are looking for the gunman who shot a 15-year-old girl inside her home in a drive-by shooting. the teen was if her house when a bullet hit her in the hand at 7:30 last night. police are looking for two gunmen in four daylight colored sedan that fired the shots into her home with two cars and another nearby home were hit and anyone with information is asked to call menlo park police. a possible witness is helping in the search for a bay area family a missing after their plane believed crash in idaho. dale smith and his family are headed from oregon to montana a
week ago and he reported engine trouble. storms have hampered the search for smith and the family. a man heard the plane bank and drop and he is helping to narrow the areas where they will continue to look for the plane. >> a california law on dan collection will face a major test before a federal appeals court starting tomorrow. the law requires d.n.a. samples be taken from anyone arrested for a felony in california. voters passed the law in 2004 and the american civil liberties union sued saying it is unconstitutional law. the state claims it solves cold cases and supreme court upheld a similar law in maryland. >> oral arguments before the 9th circuit court of appeals in san francisco can be seen online live starting today. it is believed the first time a federal appellate court will broadcast live video of a proceeding. only cases deemed of "great
importance," will be streamed live. >> new information on the deadly crash of an asiana flight 214 at sfo back in july. ahead of government public hearings tomorrow, sources say the national transportation safety board investigators will highlight overreliance on computers and the need adjust pilot training. they will reveal the pilots misunderstood exactly how the boeing 777 automatic feed control features functioned. three teen girls died in the crash. the ntsb hearings begin tomorrow and will last two days. >> former san diego mayor faces sentencing on felony and misdemeanor charges after placing a woman in a head lock kissing another and grabbing the rear of a third. the protection will recommend he get three months of home confinement and three years of probation much the 71-year-old democrat lost we office in august over sexual harassment.
>> we talked about why if you are flying you may want to call again because thousands of flights were canceled over the weekend because of bad weather and that is expected to continue. matt colder is checking out how it is looking at sfo this morning. matt? not looking that great, more than 1, in -- 1,400 flights are canceled because of the bad weather and several hundred more delayed mostly with the big delays to and from dallas. six arrives into no and san jose are canceled. and all are from dallas-based american airlines. oakland has connections from las vegas canceled. we caught up with a man at sfo who arrived last night for the flight to florida through dallas and has yet to leave. >> had to sleep here.
bunked out on hard couches and toughed it." >> what is the plan today? >> today i an supposed to lebanon at 6:35 to l.a.x. and stuck at l.a.x. and then stuck there until 11:00 tonight. >> an ice storm stranded thousands in dallas the past several days and american airlines canceled 700 flights today coming in and out of the dallas and airports in philadelphia, chicago, and washington, dc, are hard hit by snow and ice. today is actually an improvement because yesterday there were 3,200 flights canceled. matt, thank you. now the fridge it weather. mike? >> we have a freeze wanting this morning and tomorrow morning for all neighborhoods except san francisco and the hard freeze in the central valley for temperatures below 27 degrees. that is through 9:00.
we we so we also have poor air quality, in the north bay we have the worst air quality and all of us are under the burning ban so no wood burning today it is the 6th "spare the air" and as far as temperatures today, compared to average, we are from 6 to 11 degrees cooler from 48 to 52 degrees. bundle up. >> we are tracking this brand new accident, it is serious, and let me tell you about it, westbound highway 4 at bailey and it is involving a big rig and a couple of other vehicles and it looks like at at least three lanes are blocked. we are beginning to be seeing heavy delays in this area as the morning wears on and three lanes have been blocked because of the crash involving a big rig. another problem is black ice on highway 24. it is 30 in orinda and we have eastbound and westbound black ice there. in sonoma, black ice is reported
on highway 116, so be very careful. make sure you keep both hands on the steering wheel and never slam on your breaks. >> tech giants are banding together with a reason that facebook, apple and twitter and others are taking a full page ad out in nation's newspapers today. >> flag flap: meet the southern sheriff refusing to fly his flag at half staff in honor of nelson mandela. >> in this morning, a diet dilemma, sales of low-calorie sodas are plunging and the health concerns leading to
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and says he will not lower it, dedicated to officers dying in the line of daughter and says it shut not be given to someone not an american. the president obama called for all flags at public. ings be lowered through sun set in honor of mandela. >> six major silicon valley tech companies are now calling on president obama and congress to curb their government surveillance programs. among the silicon valley companies taking part in this new is google and cupertino's apple, and facebook, and yahoo and san francisco's twitter. all the companies are publishing an open letter in several united states newspapers today. >> documents leaked by contractor edward snowden reveal the government has collected information from millions of people often without their knowledge. the n.s.a. has called everything it is doing "perfectly legal." >> america's love affair with diet soda is fizzing out.
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>> mike? >> a couple more days of freezing and then it shifts inland. good morning, everyone, coming up on 6:16 with croix air and lack of clouds that keeps us milder than what we are dealing with this morning. we will start in the north bay for some of the coldest temperatures, santa rosa and petaluma at 20 degrees and mill valley at 27 degrees. about 24 degrees in novato and 23 in american canyon and sausalito is close to freezing, same in calistoga and bodega bay at 34. san francisco is at 37 degrees and half moon bay, as well, and cupertino and lafayette looking good. san ramon is 40 in the hills but in the valley toward 680, it is 28 degrees. we have 12 degree microclimate over a mile and a half to two miles. sutro tower is cool, but it is a
"spare the air" day with all of the sunshine and it will be hazy from time to time, and freezing cold and most of us tonight and slowly warming afternoons will translate into slowly warming overnight temperatures, too, but not today, upper 40's to low 50's. san jose the high was 47 degrees almost a record cold high tomorrow. the record is 46. tonight, we are in the 20's in most neighborhoods and low-to-mid 30's around palo alto and richmond and half moon bay and mid-30's around oakland and san mateo and the least likely areas to see frost the tonight we have high pressure over the ocean and the jet stream to the arctic circle and pulling down the cold air. we will lose the influence of that as the high becomes more dominant and the flow will bring us an offshore wind so we are going do see a little bit in the way of warmer temperatures. you can see in the east bay veal at san ramon at 40, the breezes are up in the higher elevation. the seven-day forecast show
low-to-mid 50's tomorrow, and mid-to-upper 50's on wednesday, thursday and friday and upper 50's to 60's saturday and sunday. enjoy. here is leyla gulen of the. >> a serious crash in bay point is still there, let me tell you more about it, we originally thought there was a big rig involved with five vehicles that crashed into each other westbound highway 4 at bailey road. clip is out -- c.h.p. is trying to determine if there is a body on road. we are getting new information trying to figure out what is happening. it is affecting the commute and all but one lane is closed. that is cause, significant backup from pittsburg to bay point. you can see the patch is closing eight eight miles per -- eight r hour through antioch putting the commute into jeopardy. traveling northbound 880 at oakland at 5th the off ramp is shut down and the sig-alert is canceled and all lanes are open
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>> now a check on what is coming up on "good morning america" at 7:00. >> a good monday morning, kristen and eric. great as always. we have a lot on the program today include, the latest on the deep freeze. i know it hit northern california as well as most of the rest of the country this morning. the snow and ice turned deadly in cases and canceling flights throughout the country leave tens of thousands of passengers stranded. we will have the latest from coast to coast next right here on "good morning america" at 7:00 a.m. >> if you or someone you know is a music lover, head phones can milk a great holiday gift.
>> they can get pricey so consumer report partnered with "7 on your side" to reveal which head phones are best. here is michael finney. >> good morning. everyone seems to be wearing head phones these days, including one called non-isolating head phones good for joggers with no seal between the ear piece and your ears so you here outside enjoys. we tested ten. listening to music while she runs helps keep lisa going. >> it is a fatter to running. >> she runs near other runners and car traffic and she chooses head phones careful limit. >> the movie distracts you but you may not hear anything. >> we tested head phones that let you hear outside founds and
the music. one set, ear heroes claims to be the most elite ear piece with a price to match at $150 but they had the worst sounds of any we tested. >> it was harsh sounding. >> in fact it could be the highest price we tested, the ear hero had the lowest rating at 6 out of 100. >> you need to know if you could be in trouble. >> "consumer reports" found others that purchased much better in the test, in fact, apple's basic ear pod at $30 remain rated high. the sound quality is most important, "consumer reports" recommends the bose head phones
at 100 which are less expensive than the ear hero the. >> they said our product designed if safety so the user can listen to the device and the surrounding. we are willing to sacrifice some sound quality for safety. they should nature be compared to noise reducing earphones. if you are looking for head phones to use inside and that block out other sounds you have to spend more including these with over the ear design delivering extra sound quality and very good noise reduction for $300. >> the only news continues at 6:30 with the top stories. >> including the weekend tribute to "fast and furious" star paul
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> welcome back to the abc morning news at 6:29, a few seconds away from the opening bell at nasdaq in new york city. you are looking at american airlines c.e.o. packer and the officials of the airlines. today is the official debate of the newly emergencied american and us airways now one of the largest in the world. the government should ok'd the merger after challenging it because of the lack competition
that would be created by the merger. ironically this is on a day when american has had to cancel hundreds of conflicts because of bad weather at the major hub in dallas. here is the opening bell. >> it is hard to hear with the hearing but hopefully the weather is not an inauspicious >> we will talk temperatures. on the peninsula, we are freezing cold in foster city at 32 and woodi'd is 21 and palo alto is 27 and menlo park is 25 but near freezing in san mateo at 33. notice just about everyone is freezing but for mountain view, and concord and livermore and
antioch and livermore have a little bit of a freeze, but, still, frost inland shaded from the wind. here is the day planner today the next 12 hours are frosty cold start with most of us in the 20's to mid-30's and by noon, profit is gone and temperatures are jumping 20 degrees in the mid-40's and then we worry about the poor air quality at "spare the air" day and in the mid-40's and near 50 at 4:00 and you will need the heavy coat at 7:00, already in the mid-to-upper 30's around the we inland neighbors and the coast at 42, around the bay. now a check of the morning commute. a lost issues. >> this is now a sig-alert look westbound highway 4 at bailey road, all but one lane is shut down because of a five-car crash and one car is turned in the wrong direction. also, we had an early report of a body in the road. what happened was, someone was actually edge jacketed from a car and they are up and walking
so they may have some sustained i minor injuries. westbound 580 at highway 24 we have an accident involving an a.c. transit bus with 25 passengers. and highway 24 is slow the closer you are to the maze. >> the bay area cold snap cannot go away which could mean a slippery hazardous monday morning commute and we continue coverage of the frigid temperatures. amy hollyfield is on highway 24 in the east bay. we have an advisory with black ice. we were rolling on our iphone, hands free, and it was on the stab board but we caught that when we hit the patch of ice and you will notice you get your balance thrown off. but you keep both hands on the
wheels and you will be okay. especially if you are going slow. that is the c.h.p. plea: slow down. you will get through it. >> let your car slow down the wheels will regain traction and you will have control of the car. >> let me tell you where this was, we were westbound on highway 24, in orinda at the exit and there was a patch in the number four lane and in the eastbound direction c.h.p. says there is a tricky lane at a patch at this exit. traffic is moving jut fine. i checked with the c.h.p. and they say they have not had any problems reported. it is out there, not getting warmer out here, and it could be
meaning we will could have more spots pop up. >> napa is among the coastest places all 55 beds are filled at the emergency shelter at the fairgrounds. the shelter closes doors at 8:00 a.m. and will re-open tonight at 5:00 p.m. in santa clara county, four degrees are attributed to the cold snap and officials are wanting the homeless are facing life-threatening cold weather. >> a winter like storm system is responsible for mix of snow, rain, sleet in a dozen states and 16 deaths are blamed on the bad weather in the southeast most from accidents because of the ice including a fatal crash on the pennsylvania turnpike in a series of fender benders involving 50-plus cars. >> we have a weather yap with hourly temperature forecast and severe weather alert downloaded, free, at abc7news.com.
>> new this morning, president obama is on the way to south africa to pay tribute to form former south african president nelson mandela leaving in merchandise at 5:00 a.m., and will attend the national memorial service along with former presidents jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush. it will be held at the stall where delaware made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup. >> many have been gathering outside of his home in the meantime, and in johannesburg since word of his death broke, he will lie in state for three days before three is laid to rest after a state funeral in his home village next sunday. >> thousands pay tribute to "fast and furious" star paul walker this weekend of the site where he died in a fiery car crash. fans and mourners added items to the large memorial north of los
angeles. local car clubs organized the gathering by social media and the sheriff estimates 5,000 people showed up including "fast and furious" actor. maybe we can remember how great a guy three was and celebrate. >> good to see people coming together for the pull of thanking the friends and family. we pray for them. >> some mourners cruised past the site in their own sports calculate. >> a man suspected of killing another over a play station four is due in document miss believe 21-year-old ronnie collins shot a 22-year-old man in the bayview district on sunday while trying to steal the game console. the prosecution claims collins answered the ad to sill the video game system. >> judge could determine if the school shooter is mentally fit to stand trial. he was last we evacuated in june
and at that time the judge said the 43-year-old goh was not mentally there. >> our coverage of the cold snap continues and ahead, how frigid weather across the country is impacting travelers here in the bay area. >> first, though, facebook "like" could get new company. the addition that the company is now considering to the popular social networking site. >> look outside of a beautiful start to a chilly morning here in the bay area, and careful if you are driving there could be black ice on the road as our prove it.
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angeles to san diego. >> the sig-alert is causing a 50-minute drive from antioch to concord and it happened in bay point, all but one lane is opened, and westbound highway 4 at bailey road a sig-alert is in effect until further notice at ten miles per hour is the top speed. we have this accident involving an a.c. transit bus with 25 passengers on highway 24 and it is slow further into emeryville and the other sig-alert has canceled northbound 880, the fifth avenue off-ramp has re-opened so that is nice and clear and along the peninsula, 280, we have another accident blocking one lane. eric and kristen? >> facebook "like" button could get company from "sympathize" button. friends can show support and developers like the idea when it was introduced at a recent
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covering walnut creek, burlingame, campbell, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> the bay area isn't the only place feeling the cold snap. >> certainly not. ice and frost in texas and other parts of the country are threatening to delay airline passengers. matt? >> the canlations are climbing. i checks the latest numbers and more than 1,40080 flights have been canceled, half arriving or departing dallas. six arrivals into sfo and three into san jose are canceled. another five departing san francisco and three departing san jose are canceled.
all from dallas-based american airlines. oakland has no direct flights but connecting flights from las vegas are canceled. 49ers fan came from dallas if the game yesterday against the saw hawks but the trip was cut a day short because of the ice storm in texas. >> we were supposed to come to san francisco and be here on friday. it didn't happen. the weather is bad in dallas. at the love snow and ice. we only have four days to be in san francisco so we got one taken away from us. that was not nice. >> an ice storm stranded thousands in dallas over the past several days and american airlines canceled 700 flights coming in and identity of dallas. airplanes in philadelphia, chicago, and washington, dc, all hard hit by snow and ice. if your flight is canceled the airline is trying to rebooing the we passengers so call your airline before you arrive at sfo. >> at 6:46.
>> a secret government surveillance program and the vatican both represent some of finalists for time's "person of the year." among the top tone, pope francis who became pontiff in march. and edward snowden, the contractor who leaked widespread government surveillance programs. and eric? >> miley cyrus whose performance was one of the most talked about moments. last year time selected president obama as the "person of the year." again, this is not a popularity contest. >> trading is underway on wall street and the dow has, again, passed the 16,000 and now trading up nine points so 15,029 and green. >> google is getting into tv business and lab developing a tv
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free of safety harnesses or nets and is 2,000' in the air. he has spent his entire life on the edge and he did not walk back down the mountain, he road a bicycle. backwards. >> you can hear the wind and that scares me. his mother is saying, what are you thinking? >> and the insurance agent. "canceled." >> windy, not so much. but just really cold. >> the coldest morning in san francisco with frost outlying areas. as far as the east bay, this is breeze keeping the temperatures up. the big picture shows another system coming through montana the next big winter storm and the last one now is exiting the eastern seaboard so we are going to have issues throughout the morning hours trying to get over
there and washington is having flight arrival delays. we around danville, it is 31 and san ramon is 28 in the valley but in the hills it is 40 and same in dublin and 34 in the veal and 37 in walnut creek and pleasant hill is 26 right now and mid-30's on the corridor. oakland and san carlos are 36 and half moon bay is 34 and everyone else is freezing with san jose at 27. it looks clean from the tower but it is a "spare the air", our sixth with sunshine and stagnant air developing. breezy cold for most of us tonight and everyone but san francisco, again, and slowly building warmth dug the afternoon hours. the transition from night to day, a beautiful picture there, and we will use this as the backdrop with the poorest air quality and all of us are banned for burning wood. $first fine is $100 and second
fine is $500. we are 48 at half moon bay and concord and livermore and only cooler in antioch at 47 and fremont is 49 and richmond and fairfield at 48 and everyone else is 50 to 52 degrees. tonight is oakland and san mateo and san francisco the only areas not freezing and everyone else is in the 20's to low 30's. high pressure over the oakland pushing the jet extreme to the arctic circle. the high pressure is going to take over and the breeze is what will slowly moderate the air mass. a couple of degrees each day, low-to-mid 50's tomorrow and a freeze is possible inland on wednesday and mid-to-upper 50's and the same temperatures through friday with an increase in clouds and the system passes to the north and it will leave us rain free and temperatures in the upper 50's to 60's on saturday and sunday the warmest. >> status quo along highway 4 traveling through bay point we have all but one lane shut down
westbound highway 4th sig-alert is in effect bringing miles per hour down to 11 approaching the scene of the accident involving five vehicles looking at the altamont pass, a slow ride if you are headed out of tracy to dublin and 50 of the freeway, this is through the state rec area we have a report a solo crash and a couple of people trapped inside, one of which is unconscious at this intersection here. over to our drive time traffic, 55 minutes to head from tracy to dublin and highway gulf freeway now is an is -- highway four is over an hour. >> we are teaming up with food banks and you which go to our facebook and take a pledge "give where you live," we will donate a dollar in your honor to the feeding america food banks and up to $75,000.
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as we hand things off to "good morning america" he are seven things to know before you go. >> number one, it is the cold weather out there. everyone but san francisco is under a trees warning until 9:00. all the same areas are under a freeze warning again tonight. we will check out the forecast. total sunshine unfortunately there is poor air quality with temperatures below average only mid-40's to low 50's blue are inland, the bay or the coast. >> number two, a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where we have backups away from the maze and it will take you 20 minutes
headed in the westbound direction into san francisco but at bay point we saw a sig-alert, two lanes are open, westbound. highway foured there is a multi-vehicle accident and you down to 11 miles per hour, and it will take you an hour to head from antioch to concord. >> more than 1,400 flights across the nation are canceled with several hundred more delayed because of the bad weather with sfo and san jose the biggest we delays are for and from dallas. >> the president is boarding air force one paying tribute to nelson mandela with crowds gathering outside his home since news of the former antiapartheid leader's deck. >> breaking overnight in oakland, a big rig smashed into sand barrels on 880, trigger a sig-alert for the morning and all lanes are open now but caltran will keep the fifth
avenue exit closed for a few more hours. >> breaking news overnight from phoenix where a tense stand off has ended inside a hospital emergency room. negotiators talked the man into rendering. it started at 2:00 when he pulled a knife on the police officers. >> the biggest technical companies this silicon valley are calling on president obama and congress to curve government surveillance video we programs. google, apple, facebook and twitter are publishing an open letter today calling for an end to the program. >> thank you for joining us on this chilly monday morning. see you in 25 minutes.
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good morning, america. frozen over. deadly deep freeze across the country leading to massive car pileups from new york to milwaukee to dallas. tens of thousands stranded in their cars for more than a day. locked in airport terminals for more than 72 hours. big snow on the way east right now. the heartfelt good-bye. four american presidents on their way at this hour to south africa to celebrate nelson mandela's life as millions take to the street to remember madiba. under arrest. the adventure for inspiring "127 hours" famous for cutting off his own arm when trapped by a giant boulder, arron ralston behind bars this morni.