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accident involving a pedestrian. it is just the latest in a deadly few weeks in san francisco. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. abc7 news reporter nick smith is live near city hall at van ness and grove where this all happened. >> take a look over my shoulder. you can see there are seven lanes of traffic. police tell me a man was crossing this busy section of van ness avenue when he was struck and killed by a driver that had no time to react. this was the scene of an accident of a man crossing van ness after 7:00 p.m. san francisco police with the collision investigation unit tell abc news the victim was a 38-year-old man. witnesses told investigators the vehicle tim had been in some sort of verbal
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altercation with another man earlier. but police tell us they do not believe that played a role in the victim's death. what they do know is that the victim started on the west side of van ness avenue and attempted to cross the busy street at least twice before stoping on the center median. >> when trying to go from the center median to the eastside they made it across two lanes and then was struck in the far right hand lane. >> the victim was hit by only one vehicle. this late model honda. police tell us the driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with investigators. this is the 6th fatal ped vein accident since december 19th. police tell us the driver of the honda was a woman in her 20s and neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor. the san francisco board of supervisors is holding a joint meeting between the safety committee and neighborhood watch to talk about pedestrian safety. in san francisco, nick smith, abc7 news. >> nick, thank you.
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a family hopes an increased reward will help find the person who killed a man in oakland right after he graduated from college. 22-year-old nacana was fatal she shot at stanford and market. someone from the other car got out and opened fire. he has raised $100,000 for a reward to find his killer. the message can be seen on billboards and bus benches and ac transit buses. we spoke with his mother tonight. >> i really believe somebody out there knows something of the -- something. i think i mentioned this before. money is a powerful incentive. but i believe it is not just about the money. >> police did capture a picture of the shooter's car from traffic cameras. detectives plan to reveal that photo tomorrow. we'll show it to you. the flu has taken five lives in california. the latest in contra costa
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county. police are releasing few details about the 48-year-old, but she had underling health issues. all of the deaths have been in northern california from the h1n1 strain known as swine through. three in sacramento county and another woman in santa clara county and all under the age of 65. another 18 people have developed severe cases of the flu in contra costa county. >> the flu can be severe. it is more severe for people with underling medical conditions, but it is can be severe for healthy adults as well. >> doctors offer two simple suggestions to protect you and your family from the flu. one, get a flu shot. this year's vaccine offers protection from h1n1. and two, wash your hands frequently to stop the spread of the flu and other diseases such as the common cold. relief is on the way tomorrow for dozens of states enduring the historic arctic blast. the severe weather is blamed for 21 deaths nationwide since sunday. it brought record-setting cold
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temperatures to the east and the deep south. it made dangerous situations even more treacherous for firefighters and police. many schools were closed and the roads were off lem mitts. were off limits. 500 amtrak passengers are glad to be at their destination. they were stranded in snow drifts for 14 hours on three trains including the california zephyr from san francisco. passengers arrived to their destination of chicago today by bus. and airline passengers are still stranded after the polar freeze resulted in the cancellation of more than 3,000 flights around the country. the worst day for bay area airports was yesterday. a baggage back up remains at sfo. look at this mess. getting everything back on track is expected to take a few more days still. heavy delays and cancellations continue in several cities including new york, pittsburgh and detroit. >> meteorologist sand yaw patel is tracking -- sandhya patel is tracking this polar
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vortex for us. any easing up? >> sure. let's show you live doppler 7hd. we are tracking drizzle around sfo and along the coast. the temperatures as you look it is not as cold as it was 24 hours ago. chicago is 3 below and detroit mns 3 and 9 degrees in new york when you factor in the wind. it is 20 below and a far cry from the temperatures and the windchill factor wheeze were looking at. minneapolis 15 below and boston is mns 10. high temperatures tomorrow and this is actually going to be welcome, 25 in boston and 26 new york. 34 in dc, st. louis and we will be talking about not only drizzle for your morning commute, but the prospects for rain looking promising. i will be back with the details in a few minutes. tan? >> thank you so much. the snow and cold is blanketing much of the country, we have a different weather concern here. water officials up and down the state say we are in a drought and the agriculture industry is suffering.
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alan wang traveled to santa rosa where they are using a drought proof method to feed the horses. >> folsom lake is near 18% of its capacity and water managers across the state are calling on the governor to officially declare a drought. >> i can tell you right now all of the indications are telling us that we are headed into a possible year that is even worse than 1977. >> no rain and no grass. it is hurting the agriculture industry from cattle ranchers to horse owners. they own the santa rosa equestrian center. >> when we purchased the property we were paying $9 a bail. >> so underwood began growing her own drought proof feed for the more than 100 horses at her stable. >> each tray will be a biscuit as it is called. >> barley seeds are germinated in this temperature and like controlled locker for six days until they become lush
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fodder. it is more nutritious than hay and saves them money every day. >> uh the lo of barnes have gone out of business. >> with the cost savings and the higher nutritional value, it makes you wonder why more stables don't switch to this. >> you know, people don't like change. >> as water consumption increases and supply decreases, underwood believes the ag industry will have to change to more drought proof methods in order to survive. in santa rosa, alan wang, abc7 news. >> it is so dry that catholic bishops are asking for divine intervention. in mendocino county they declared a drought emergency. this is the first step before ordering water conservation. people could soon be banned from watering their lawns. and today the bureau of reclamation cut the fulsom dam dropping it half a foot. and in los gatos it was a
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knockout game attack. maybe you heard of this. a man punched a woman in the parking lot of a strip mall and took off running. the woman was not seriously injured and the only motive police have come up with is that she was sucker punched possibly as a part of the dangerous game called knockout. >> the man charged with kidnapping a 7-year-old girl in antioch is admitting to the crime and offering a bizarre explanation. david alan douglas talked about what happened on friday. he says the little girl willingly went with him and he has no intention of harming her. he said taking the child was not his idea, but arranged as part of a government conspiracy and he did it as a plea for help. >> i sincerely apologize, but i am trying to escape this thing. that's the only reason i would do that. >> douglas says he has a son who is the same age. he says he has been living in his car at the antioch marina
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for two months after his team kicked him out of the fremont home. he denies being mentally ill, but said he will speak to a psychologist to bring an end to the government conspiracy. a government pilot will need help getting back on the ground in mill pea dis. they provided these pictures of a hang glider stuck in a tree. they could not reach the glider. the chp lowered a paramedic to reach him. >> what a pickle. next a beauty queen gunned down in front of her daughter. what lead to the murder of this former miss venezuela? >> and the unusual tool doctors used while performing a risky operation on a 7-year-old girl. and why her dog was calling the shots in the or. >> and niners fever taking hold of the bay area. why fans crowded a local
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venezuela monica spear was murdered alongside her husband. the 29-year-old and her husband irish man thomas berry were found shot to death in
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their vehicle after resisting robbers. her 5-year-old daughter was shot in the leg. these are pictures from the scene. spear's father says they are now struggling to cope. >> there is no words to describe the pain. this is something that should have never happened. >> spear lived in miami and was on vacation in venezuela. she had said in the past she left her home country because it was too dangerous. fans turned out to meet one of the 49er playoff heros. bowman was signing autographs in burlingame. john alston was there for the excitement. >> it is one thing to see the 49er plays ball in a stadium and another to grab a quick chat. and the fans devoured the chance to meet bowman. >> amazing. really appreciate it. it is something different.
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a lot of people don't get to experience stuff like this. >> it was a pick at the stick. his interception and touchdown that sealed the win against atlanta a few weeks ago. >> what was i thinking when i was running the ball down the field. >> a political assistant from barack obama was there for appearing with the president last year. the fans in line paid $79 for bowman to sign a football or jersey, but what they could not afford was a trip to charlotte for this weekend's game against the panthers. on-line four tickets were going for nearly $4,000. nonstop air fare was in the thousand dollar range. >> for the seats i was looking for, they were about 3,000. >> when it was over people got a chance to meet bowman and they will still own a piece of him in the bay area. john alston, abc7 news.
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>> have you been showing us your pride as they make the playoff run. here is an intense san francisco fan decked out in niners' gear. e-mail your fan photos to you report at kgo-tv.com. you can also shear them with us on facebook or on twitter at abc7 news bay area. if you have a pet you know how strong that bond is. for a 7-year-old girl, the bond lead to a medical first. she recently underwent an operation to deal with a kidney operation. her dog was by her side the entire time. that's because jj is a service dog. she sniffs out trouble protecting her from possible life-threatening allergy attacks. she is also sensitive to anesthesia. doctors say jj acted as an additional monitor. >> the procedure wept -- went great.
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>> this dog is a miracle to us. >> jj was abandoned five weeks before being rescued and trained. >> you saw in the picture there jj actually running to the kitchen to get her medicine out. >> so cute. >> let's talk about the weather forecast. >> sandhya patel is back. >> i have better news for you. the latest computer models trending wetter for saturday. we may see some real rain. it is drizzling outside. picking up cloud cover and we are also seeing fog. dropping the visibility it is just over a mile so you have to be careful for the morning commute. this is what started happening a short time ago. this is pr around -- from around 9:00 p.m. it is showing the low clouds and fog and you can see the overcast skies from our exploratorium camera. oakland is at 52 degrees.
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mid40s redwood city and 50 in san jose. sfo where it is drizzling, you will need your wipers if you are driving tonight or tomorrow morning. you may encounter delays in sfo due to the overcast skies. 42 in san huh rosa. -- santa rosa. in the low 50s. 53 in livermore. it is murky on the san mateo bridge. it was actually worse. prepare for fluctuating visibility. clouds, fog, spotty morning drizzle. a chance of rain i am excited to report on saturday. here is a look at the pacific satellite picture. we have a couple of systems and this is bringing us the low clnuds and fog. partly cloudy for your wednesday afternoon and it is going to be cooler it is a is slow to clear. another system due in on thursday looks stronger, but here is what will happen as it comes in. wednesday night ukiah is still
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dry at 11:00 p.m. then a little rain shows up. a few sprinkles possible. be prepared for once again damp roadways. by 11:00 a.m. it is done. as we look at the bigger picture, this is what i am talking about. saturday morning cold front comes in. this is stronger by saturday afternoon we have a chance of rain moving in at least up until until -- for the north bay. high pressure builds back in. san francisco has only had six days of measurable rain since july of last year, july 1st of 2013. that is a tie for the number of days where we have seen measurable rain. tomorrow morning mid30s to the upper 40s with the drizzle around and the clouds and the fog. it is going to feel a little chilly tomorrow afternoon. mid50s to the low 60s and a look at your accu-weather seven-day forecast. drizzle to sprinkles and then we will bring in the chance of
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rain on saturday. if you do have outdoor plans, be prepared for the possibility of needing those umbrellas. we are thrilled it is looking better and better toward the weekend. >> finally. >> thanks, sandhya. >> and now a check on sports. >> warriors are in action tonight. >> they are on fire. last time the warrior were on a streak like this sandhya was a toddler. guess the year. a perfect road trip so far with seth making crazy shots like this. [ man ] i've been out there most of my life. you name it...i've hooked it. but there's one... one that's always eluded me. thought i had it in the blizzard of '93. ha! never even came close. sometimes, i actually think it's mocking me. [ engine revs ] what?! quattro!!!!! ♪
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warriors at full strength and they are rolling. they have wanton straight. the last time that happened rick barry was their start.
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fast-forward and aaron rodgers enjoying this unexpected free time. doesn't look leak a happy man. first game back since being traded by the bucs in 2012. a pretty pass behind the back. david lee made up a seven shots in the first half and cleaning up on the miss. high -- he had 22 points and then they attack the rim. nice feed and curry five of 18 from the floor. but this is pure at let tau sim. athleticism. he made it look easy. warriors win it 101-80. 10 straight and they finish the seven-game road trip in brooklyn. sharks in nashville. oh she may have a patent on cute. second period and sharks are down. the shot deflected by joe pivelsky. 27 seconds later and he scores
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on the back end. he scores on niyemi because colin wilson was all over him and they did not call interference. it was obvious. that's what todd mccleland is pointing at. bad weather and injuries, road games, whatever. the 49ers' view is that failure is not an option. the next road block is carolina. 49ers have more playoff experience than the panthers, but carolina beat them head to head 10-19at the stick. tight end vernon davis was knocked out of the game with a concussion on that play. davis and his teammates clear headed on their focus now which is getting to and winning the super bowl. >> they are desperate. they are all in. especially what happened to us last year. we got to the super bowl and didn't pull it off. so here is another chance to
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do it all over again. we must take advantage and come through. >> we are expecting to hear that the raiders will keep dennis alan as their head coach. that's what alan is hoping as well. this after he lays out a plan to take the silver and black from 4-12 to really good really soon. there may be a contract -- the length of the contract for alan's assistants. not sure if davis wants to extend it two years. we will see if that is a deal breaker. abc7 sports brought to you by riverwalk casino. >> no where to go but up. >> well, they could be 3-13. that's not really the direction they want to go. i >>- q. thanks. >> an amateur angler caught what happened at the bottom of the ocean. >> and he threw a go pro. >> here is a snippet of what we are up to tonight.
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