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. good afternoon. i'm larry beil. >> i'm ama daetz. france is in mourning after a deadly terror atrack. people poured into the streets to stage peaceful protests against the violence. this is the demonstration in marseilles. this after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper.qñ "charlie hebdo" is the name of the paper at the center of the attack. >> 12 people are now confirmed dead including two police officers. french president francois
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hollande has declared tomorrow a national day of mourning. authorities have identified three attackers, including two brothers. abc's karen travers picks up our coverage from washington. >> reporter: thousands of a strong showing of solidarity after today's horrific terror attack at the offices of french magazine "charlie líux÷hebdo." the attack left at least a dozen dead, including staffers and police officers. witnesses say they could hear the gunmen shouting god is great in arabic. >> shoot your way into a building target individuals and leave, what would stop them from doing it in any other location including the united states? >> reporter: charlie hebdo has been threatened several times in recent years for its caricatures and controversial cartoons. in 2011 its offices were bombed an apparent retaliation for a cover featuring a spoof of
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theçmed. reaction poured in from artists all over the world, showing their support for the french magazine and free speech. president obama called the attack cowardly and evil. he spoke to the frenchbmuusñ president today and offered the full support of the u.s.kj karen travers, abc news, washington. >> news of the attack brought shock andqe the french american international school in san francisco. students in a senior history class discussed the incident with their teacher who showed the class some of the satirical cartoons from the newspaper pointing out it has been a fixture for years, known for pointing out corruption and m/t(u x politicians as well as extremists. >> it's not the cartoons that are underground or not very known. they are probably among the most prominent cartoonists in france. yes very very shocking. >> in this class we looked at a few covers. we saw that it's extremely controversial. not the kind of thing you would find in even the united states.
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but they definitely deserve the freedoms that they have. i think that's important for a strong democracy. >> at first, the teacher thought the news today was a hoax. the newspaper has long been the subject of threats and even attacks since it started publishing in 1960. it was even banned for a brief time google is paying tribute to the victims in france. this is the home page for google france. notice the black ribbon in the middle of the screen. >> stay with us with abc 7 news for continuing coverage of that terror attack in france. coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00, much more local reaction from reporter carolyn tyler and "world news tonight with david muir" will have a complete wrapup at 5:30. it is now legal for california restaurants to put foie gras back on their menus. a federal court judge ruled the state's law banning the delicacy went too far and encroached upon the domain of the federal government. california banned foie gras in 2012 after animal rights
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activists successfully campaigned for a ban claiming the process to make it was inhumane. it is made by force feeding birds for the purpose of enlarging their livers. a school scare today in the north bay after a 10-year-old girl disappeared from an elementary school campus in santa rosa. >> authorities quickly found the girl but now there are questions about how and why this happened. abc 7 news reporter vic lee is live in santa rosa with the latest. >> reporter: you're right, there is still a question over motive but the good news is the story started out bad but ended well. this is the school in santa rosa and victoria valdez is a fifth grader waáu#here. this morning she walked out of the school by herself and disappeared for two and a half hours. it was shortly after 8:00 this morning when 10-year-old
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victoria valdez asked her teacher if she could go to the bathroom. she did not return. her teacher alerted school administrators. a search of the school yielded nothing. at 8:30 they notified santa rosa police. more than a dozen officers with the help of the sheriff's helicopter searched for the missing 10-year-old. they fanned out to nearby neighborhoods and businesses and the homes of relatives, to make sure a family member did not abduct her. nothing panned out until they activated their reverse 911 system. >> we can call residents and businesses in the neighborhood to alert them of the missing juvenile and we also used our social media sites to alert the public that monitors our social media sites or subscribes to it about the missing juvenile. >> reporter: that's when they found victoria about four miles away from the school walking alone. several residents had called police about possible sightings. at least one got it right. >> sent an officer out and located the juvenile. she is healthy and there is no foul play suspected.
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>> reporter: the officer at the scene verified it was victoria and that she walked out of the campus on her own. the officer drove her back to school. she was reunited grandmother and other family members.8 her motive for suddenly leaving is still unclear but a police dispatcher said over the radio that the girl told investigators quote, kids were mean to her. assistant school superintendent jason lee says bullying is not a big issue here in the district. >> we do the best we can and we really are proactive in this district to make sure we are working with parents and families to make our school safe. >> reporter: police tell us they are providing social advocate toss help the girl through whatever concern she may have. vic lee, abc 7 news. san francisco police have arrested a los angeles woman they believe set fire monday night to the pacific heights home made famous by the movie "mrs. doubtfire." authorities took"ñ25-year-old y-ñ welch into custody.
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the homeowner told police welch was a disgruntled patient. the fire caused minimal damage to the house. welch has been booked on attempted murder and arson charges. new details about a shooting at a b.a.r. a man in critical condition. b.a.r.t. police hope surveillance video will help them identify at least one of the two men who shot and robbed a man in san leandro. it happened in the parking lot just after 10:00 last night. the victim is in the hospital. the two men who attacked the victim took off in a newer white sedan. also in the east bay today east bay m.u.d. postponing a planned drought rate increase because the month of december was=zumiuz wet. >> however, a neighboring water agency is poised to raise rates now. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live in concord with the story. >> reporter: well the board of directors at the contra costa water district will vote on increasing rates tonight. it's something they do consider every january but certainly the drought is a factor.
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remember this? it wasn't all that long ago that we here in the bay area pushed those drought worries aside long enough to take in some rain. but some reality is back and though east bay m.u.d. decided to postpone a 14% drought rate increase to pay for additional water supply it appears the reprieve may only be temporary. >> last month's storms did help a little bit. we postponed a decision to bring in additional water for now. it's possible that in a couple more weeks we'll have to bring in that water. >> reporter: meantime, east bay m.u.d. is asking its 1.3 million customers to increase their voluntary conservation to 15%. right now, they have cut back by about 13%. farther east contra costa water district customers are well ahead of conservation goals, having cut back more than 20%. but they will likely see their bills go up by 3% about $2 per
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month for the average customer. >> we have seen some good storms here locally, which is great. however, we do have a large hole up inum8 the sierras we need to see more snow pack coming in to fill the reservoirs that feed into the delta. >> reporter: most major reservoirs are well below average and the snow pack in the sierra is just 50% of what it should be for this time of year. laura anthony, abc 7 news. some record heat hit the bay area today felt downright balmy at times. >> it did. but there's another spare the air alert as well. spencer christian is here with our accuweather update. >> as temperatures are rising air quality is still declining and that's not good news. here's live doppler 7 hd. we have mainly sunny skies with a few thin high clouds and some haze around right now. let's talk about high temperatures so far. we have new record highs for this date in gilroy and oakland, 72 and 71 degrees respectively and richmond at 67 degrees has tied its record high for this
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date. notice how warm it is in other locations, where there were no records. 75 degrees today in half moon bay and santa cruz. here's a live view from the sfo camera looking at the haze over sfo. you can see that we have five days of poor air quality beginning with today of course. today is included in this panel. tomorrow will be our seventh consecutive spare the air day. we don't even have goodczht to the weekend, just medium or best. so it's gradually improving but not getting to where the air quality is really healthful. here's a live view of the golden gate bridge. this is the first forecast. high clouds this evening, it will be relatively cool. chilly early tomorrow morning. colorful sunrise provided by the high clouds and haze. tomorrow afternoon, hazy sunshine once again. mild but not +uñzj we will see highs ranging from low to mid 60s tomorrow. i will give you a look at the seven days ahead in just a moment. >> see you in a few minutes. still ahead on abc 7 news atñi 4:00 the accusations against
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bill cosby just keep coming. new women s a%9 and who is st©ukyz up to defend the comedian. united airlines facing legal trouble from its bay area cabin crew. the reason they say the airline put them in danger. and another live look at the golden gate bridge. new at 4:30, what the planned closure of this iconic span this weekend means for bridge employees. 7 on your side's michael finney is taking your questions on twitter and facebook. he will answer them live a little later. contact michael at lets's look at the san mateo bridge. a little hazy. aside from the murkiness and the haze traffic is moving decently in both directions. stay with us.
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it was a wild scene today on alnuu.i t at least 20 people ended up with minor injuries when a charter bus and two big rigs collided on state route 60 in hacienda heights. debris was scattered all across the freeway and traffic was backed up for miles. the trucks had major damage while only the front end of the bus was smashed. new accusations against bill cosby today. three more women have come forward to claim the comedian drugged and sexually assaulted them. during a news conference in los angeles today linda kirkpatrick says she was assaulted in las vegas in 1981 when she was 25. two other victims offered similar stories. all three women are represented by attorney0allred. >> three women who are here with me today have decided that they will not be intimidated by cosby's money fame and power.
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>> for more than 30 yearsx$+i i have been sickened by what he did to me that he had taken advantage of me sexually and that i -- that he had the nerve to suggest i had asked for it. >> this is video of cosby arriving today in canada, where he returns to the stage >ytonight, the first time since november, when more allegations against the 77-year-old came to light. 15 women have now come forward with claims cosby assaulted them decades ago. protests are planned at tonight's show. entertainment site show biz 101 reports phylisha rashad says the claims against cosby are quote orchestrated. the former cosby show co-star reportedly says she has never seen the behavior alleged by cosby's accusers. she also reportedly said quote, forget these women. what you're seeing is the destruction of a: someone is determined to keep bill cosby off tv and it's worked. end quote. 13 former united airlines flight attendants are fighting to get their jobs back after being fired over an incident
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that occurred at san francisco international airport last july. just released court documentsvju revealed the crew members refused to board a flight to hong kong after noticing the words "bye-bye" written in oily residue on the plane's tail. there were also two faces one smiling, the other described by crew members as devilish. united canceled that flight and then fired the crew members for insubordination when they refused to board that plane. the workers complained, claiming they should be protected as whistleblowers. san francisco based uber is apologizing to a same sex couple claiming they were discriminated against by an uber driver in london. the two say they were told to get out of the car because they were kissing and cuddling. they were thrown out by the uber driver before they ever made it to their destination on new year's day. they claim the driver became uncomfortable when the couple began showing intimacy in the car. an uber spokesperson is calling thisfhuu÷
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has apologized to the couple. the driver has been suspended from the company. some sports news. florida state quarterback jameis winston has made his decision. he is heading to the nfl. no surprise there. the heisman trophy winner says he will forego his final two years of college eligibility and enter the 2015 c([xdraft.5) the most successful quarterback in college football for the past two seasons. analysts say he has the talent and might be the number one overall pick in the draft but off the field issues could hurt him. there has been a litany of those. winston wasu)u]d accused of sexual assault but was never charged. later cleared by the university. coincidentally, today his accuser sued florida state's board of trustees claiming it had an unreasonable response to her accusations. teen retailer wet seal is closing all 338 stores. former employees are angry, saying they are getting no severance pay and no payout for their vacation time. all together 3700 full-time and part-time workers are out of a job.
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they say their overall financial condition andjuusv inability to negotiate meaningful concessions from landlords forced the store closings. the store sells clothing footwear and accessories for teen girls and young women. better times for oj.c.penney. sharesd reinvention exclusively by the north korean government. the fbi said the north koreans may have hired foreign hackers or possibly some disgruntled sony insiders to help. if you have $1 billion
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laying around this might be for you. your own nba team. the atlanta hawks are officially for sale. the sky-high price is all thanks to ex-microsoft ceo steve ballmer who paid $2 billion for the clippers last year. forbes estimates that the atlanta hawks are worth only $425 million but the cachet of owning your own nba team is leading the rich and famous to pay much more. >> you check your bank account? >> i wouldn't buy the hawks for a billion. not sure i would buy them for 425. at 425 it's probably a good value. spencer and i may have to discuss a partnership arrangement. >> we can afford to buy a uniform or two, maybe. let's take a look at the weather franchise right now which is losing value. here's live doppler 7 hd showing sunny skies hazy conditions. high clouds and of course, declining air quality. yuck. that's an official
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meteorological parlance describing this view of the haze from mount tam. current temperature readings, 66 in san francisco. 70 in oakland. it's been quite mild. 64 in san carlos. 69 san jose. morgan hill 68. 66 half moon bay. here's a nice view clearer view of the sky from the rooftop camera at abc 7 looking over the embarcadero. it's currently 66 in santa rosa 64 in napa novato, 63. fairfield, 65. 68 in concord. 67 in livermore. one more view of the haze from the east bay hills camera. wow. that's just dirty air there. these are the forecast features. cooling trend starts tomorrow. we will see occasional high cloudiness for the next few days and the outlook remains dry right on into the middle of next week. here's why. satellite image shows that big blocking ridge of high pressure still deflecting the storm track well to our north. we've got dry conditions hazy conditions and poor air quality. not a very good mix. there is a weak disturbance to the south moving in our direction that will push more high clouds into the bay area. it will not bring us any
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rainfall but it will bring us slightly cooler conditions tomorrow as the clouds become more prominent. here's the forecast animation starting 5:00 mtomorrow morning. increasing high clouds during the day and into the late afternoon hours tomorrow. but again, no rainfall. overnight look for high clouds passing through the bay area. low temperatures mainly in the upper 30s to about 40 in the inland valleys. mid 40s right around the bay and up to about 50 on the coast. tomorrow, hazy sunshine and once again another spare the air day. our seventh consecutive spare the air day. high temperatures only in the low to mid 60s tomorrow. here's the accuweather seven day forecast. notice gradual cooling into the weekend. temperatures finally hit the average range for this time of year, and again dry all the way into the middle of next week. no rain in sight. that is not encouraging because the last rain we had here in the bay area was on christmas eve, exactly two weeks ago today. larry and ama? >> thank you spencer. britain's prince george has
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swimmer, married prince albert in 2011. tickets to one of california's most popular spring concert events went on sale earlier today and they sold out in a flash. the 2015 music and arts festival takes place the weekends of april 10th and 17th at the empire polo club in indio. this year's headliners including ac/dc, jack white, drake, the rapper steely dan from way back when and dozens of others. the festival began in 1999 became an annual event in 2001. tickets will likely be available through resellers but expect a steep markup. nothing helps you get over the midweek hump like a little laughter. >> which is where the show black esh ish comes in. the sitcom returns to abc 7 news. we talked to two of the stars about what they have been hearing from fans since the premiere back in september. >> the best compliment we can get and that we have received as a show is from people from all walks of life who stop me and
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say when i see your show i see my family up there. that's the best compliment that we can get because it comes from everyone. you know, i can pay my bills on time with the success of the show. i'm almost out of debt. i still am in chapter 11 bankruptcy, though. that's going to stay for another six years. show's not that successful yet. >> got to keep watching. >> apparently. >> so anthony can pay his bills. >> watch a new episode of blackish tonight at 9:30 on abc 7. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues. just ahead, the botox bandit. the search continuing for this bay area man who just walked out after his cosmetic treatment. his unusual getaway. president obama on the road. the new cross country swing he's embarking on and what the white house is hoping to gain from the trip. coming up first, the golden gate bridge now only a few days
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wounded policeman. the gunman killed 12 people at the office of a satirical newspaper that has caricatured islamic extremists and the prophet mohammad. investigators say the killers are linked to a yemeni terrorist network and are still on the loose. u.s. secretary of state john kerry tweeted all of france must know that each and every american stands with you today and always for freedom against extremist. abc 7 news reporter carolyn tyler tweets san francisco's french community is shocked by today's terrorist attack. many say the newspaper charlie hebdo was a fixture in france. carolyn will have a live report coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. let's get a live check on our traffic right now at the golden gate bridge. drivers are being warned to avoid that span during this weekend's closure of the bridge. abc 7 news reporter wayne freedman live now with a look at what the closure will mean for drivers and ahead for bridge workers. wayne? >> reporter: in the last few days we told you all about this
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event. we told you about the technology, we told you about the safety we told you about the history. we have told you about the closure starting at midnight on saturday morning. we have talked about how it's going to cost $30 million but there's one thing we haven't told you about yet. about something that is about to disappear. yellow cones yellow cones your glory days have come and gone. but not your final moment. we don't know which yet, but late friday night one of these is about to make history. you have seen it driven around it, maybe kind of sort of even noticed it and after the installation of a movable barrier this weekend you might miss it. the twice, sometimes even thrice daily chore of moving cones around on the bridge to separate traffic lanes. behold, the unheralded ones. >> got a little hole you're looking at coming at you about ten miles an hour and you got to get it just right. it's like a slam dunk. >> when you're plugging and pulling it's all about timing. >> there is quite a few guys
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that we call them no hitters. >> reporter: no hitters are legendary feats going from one end to the other plugging every hole, never stopping, never missing. not that there's a hall of fame for this, but it's notable among the estimated 70 million holes plugged or unplugged since 1962 with no injuries reported. as for that last cone which one will it be? >> it will be this one. >> reporter: or one of those. so that's what it is. a cone lottery. will they save it? >> we have a lot of extras. >> reporter: gentlemen, make it a no hitter. wayne freedman, abc 7 news. san francisco police are still searching for a cosmetically inclined criminal. a bay area plastic surgeon says a man underwent thousands of dollars in cosmetic procedures and skipped out on the bill. take a look at surveillance video of the patient just before he got botox injections, fillers and laser resurfacing. san francisco plastic surgeon
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dr. larry fann says the man is about 40, six feet tall with dark hair. he knew exactly what he wanted done and said he would pay with cash. the cost of his services totaled more than $5,000. but when his procedures were done the man appeared distracted on his cell phone, then just took off. a san diego landlord is under arrest suspected of trying to burn down the apartment his tenant was living in. police used a battering ram to break into the landlord's home following a two-hour standoff. the incident began early this morning when a woman renting a guest house behind the man's home claimed he tried to set her patio on fire by putting a duraflame log under some drapes. police say this wasn't the first run-in between the two. officers came to the house last month when the landlord allegedly hit the woman's car with a pipe during a fight. president obama is on the road this afternoon. he has left the white house, now in the middle of a three state swing across the u.s. first stop this afternoon in detroit. abc's ted rowlands reports. >> hello michigan.
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>> reporter: kicking off a three day road trip at a ford plant in michigan, president obama is laying out his vision for the final two years of his presidency. >> i have only got two years left in office. i didn't want to wait for the state of the union to talk about all the things that make this country great. and how we can make it better. i thought i would get started this week. >> reporter: with republicans now in control of both the house and senate the president is expected to have his veto pen ready for use. one of the first pieces of legislation expected to arrive on his desk will be a green light for the controversial keystone pipeline which stretches from alberta canada to the gulf of mexico. >> if this bill passes this congress, the president wouldn't sign it. >> reporter: it's expected that over the next two years republicans will pass several pieces of legislation that will either trigger more presidential vetoes or compromise from the white house. >> they feel like the kind of bills they are likely to veto are things that the american people would be as likely to reject as president obama but there's no doubt he's going to have to use the veto pen a lot
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more like he has in the past. >> reporter: tomorrow president obama continues his road trip in arizona where he is expected to announce an executive action on home ownership. then on friday, the president wraps up his trip in nashville, tennessee where he's expected to unveil proposed legislation for college access. to pass that he will need republican support. ted rowlands, abc news, los angeles. a vacation nightmare is continuing for thousands of airline passengers. coming up, the major u.s. airport where passengers keep arriving but not their luggage. i'm michael finney. today's 7 on your side q & a is just ahead. i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook. you can contact me right now, and over on twitter,@mfinney. i'm spencer christian from mount tam. it's the haze that won't go away. air quality continues to be poor. it will be another spare the air day tomorrow. a look at the weather forecast coming up in just a moment. here is the traffic that
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won't go away. a live look at 101 in san jose with 880 over the top. that's the overpass. this is southbound traffic that's backed up better than it often is at this hour and heading northbound, it's smooth sailing.
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imagine you're on vacation, perfect, right? you land at the airport, so excited, but your bags are missing.
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that's no fun. >> i've had that happen. that is the frustration facing travelers this week at one of the nation's busiest airports. reporting from denver international airport. >> it's been 24 hours now. >> reporter: delays at united baggage carousels lasting hours. united is pointing the finger at a new contractor hired last month to handle bags for roughly 250 daily regional flights serving dozens of cities. baggage handling problems are plaguing and even delaying some flights. patty and rob price traveled cross country with a toddler and a baby. two hours after landing, one of their car seats still missing. >> they don't have it in the system? so we're just, our fingers are crossed. >> the kids are losing it. >> reporter: some united employees aren't happy either. >> i'm trying to do a job here. >> reporter: we showed up to talk to passengers, some employees simply left. leaving already frustrated customers waiting even longer. >> i waited for luggage before
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but not this long. >> reporter: these people are frustrated and need someone to listen to them. why are you trying to muzzle them? >> we are trying to help the customer. >> reporter: united admits problems with the contractor are challenging and says delays are unacceptable. that contractor simplicity ground, blames the trouble on the holiday travel crush and severe weather. thanks to new technology, airlines are actually doing a better job handling luggage. trouble down 12% over the last decade. the price family is finally on their way now but still without their car seat. united gave them a loaner. for some passengers the wait to get a bag even longer than the flight to get here. but united and that baggage contractor say now that the holiday travel rush is ending things should be getting back to normal soon. abc news, denver. >> rough showing up and not getting your bags. >> it's no fun. that is a huge airport and a major hub. when there's problems there, there are problems all throughout the system. let's check in with spencer
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christian for a check on our weather today. >> i will tell you what's really rough, the cold brutally cold air moving through the eastern two-thirds of the u.s. first here's a look at our conditions. live doppler 7 hd, calm and quiet, declining air quality which is not a good thing. but check this out. temperature readings right now in parts of the northeast and midwest, minus three in minneapolis minus one in omaha and chicago. it's 12 degrees in nashville. wind chill factors, check this out. minus five in boston. feels like minus three in nashville. the grand cold opry. minus eight the feeling in detroit. minus 19 in chicago. it is brutally cold and getting colder in some parts of the midwest and northeast and even the deep south. tomorrow's highs, well, 13 in minneapolis, 11 in fargo 20 in boston and it will be snowing over the great lakes. back to the state of california tomorrow look for mainly hazy conditions. partly cloudy across the state and mild. temperatures ranging from highs of mid 60s in the northern half
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of the state to low to mid 70s down south. here in the bay area tomorrow we will have a mild day but no more record-setting highs. the clouds will thicken tomorrow, high clouds that is. we'll have hazy sunshine. it will be another spare the air day with poor air quality. high temperatures tomorrow will range from low to mid 60s. enjoy. larry and ama? >> those numbers are why we live in california. >> exactly. >> thank you. still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, student surprise. the classroom interruption this afternoon in the east bay from some world famous athletes. coming up first, though, san francisco is front and center in the new movie trailer getting millions of clicks online. i'm 7 on your side's michael finney. who gets billed if you cross the golden gate bridge in a rental car? good question. the answer to that and more
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the state of colorado is launching a new public education campaign this week to make sure that people know the dos and don'ts about the legal recreational marijuana they're allowed to buy.
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it includes radio spots like this one which tells buyers what you get here can't go there. it's illegal to take marijuana out of state. take a look at this one which reads public space is not the place. it's illegal to use marijuana in public. the campaign also reminds buyers it's illegal to share pot with people younger than age 21. 7 on your side's michael finney is here answering questions sent to him by facebook twitter and e-mail. first one steve g. e-mails we live in the country and the only source of heat at our house is a wood-burning stove. can we burn on spare the air days? >> you can. you have to get an excuse is what it comes down to from the bay area air resource the board. they will give it to you if you can prove the only heat you have is from burning wood then you are allowed to do it. contact them. it goes pretty smoothly. liam asks recently i was with some friends and we drove across the golden gate bridge in a rental car.
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where will the bill be sent? >> you will end up paying it. look this is how it works when you cross the golden gate bridge go on toll rods in southern california or any other place. when you went a car you will be asked you want to opt in or not opt into the program. if you opt into the program they will charge you about five bucks a day which is a lot of money for these types of -- they add on but it goes directly on your bill. if you do not opt in and you go across the bridge without paying you have two more options. the first one is they will send a bill to hertz or avis and they bill you and add on a bunch of charges because they had to deal with it. or after crossing the bridge within two days you have to pay it. so you go online go to the golden gate bridge and they have a section where you can log on and pay what you did not pay when you went through. >> sounds like a lot of bad options. >> they are all horrible options.
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>> no easy way to cross that bridge. dean g. e-mailed we received notices from our water company in contra costa county and their insurance contractor about water line insurance. is this required? >> no. it's not required at all. it's kind of expensive insurance unless you use it. then you will think it's the best money you ever spent. all it covers is from their pipe to the connection at your house. that's what the insurance covers. so if that pipe should break they fix it, you don't pay for it because you have the insurance. you do not have to buy that insurance. if you don't want it, call up contra costa water and they will knock it off. >> thanks michael. millions are clicking online to see the new action movie trailer putting san francisco front and center. >> bill gates wants to turn waste into water. here's what is trending today. >> grant from the bill and melinda gates foundation is helping turn waste into water. aerospace engineers in
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washington state have spent the last three years building a machine called an omniprocessor that turns feces into fresh water. the company says it takes about five minutes to turn a cup of human waste into a cup of drinking water. not only that, but the dried solids produced also generate electricity to power the plant. the machine is now headed to west africa. second chances don't come around all that often. i suggest you take a really close look at it. >> we are getting a glimpse of the next highly anticipated installation of the marvel comic series the theatrical trailer for ant-man was released last night. michael douglas looked ominous there. more than 3 million people have clicked online to watch the trailer on youtube. the film stars paul rudd among others. filming took place in august in the tenderloin. marvel is owned by our parent company disney. even the pope gets starstruck, apparently.
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>> brad pitt and angelina jolie will meet with pope francis this month. >> "us weekly" reports a face-to-face meeting will happen at the vatican. though brad and angelina are non-religious, friends say they admired the pontiff's tolerance and apparently the pope is a fan as well. "us weekly" says the pope will ask the couple for autographs after their meeting. >> who takes the first selfie? up next, the school surprise a special visit some middle school kids received in the east bay. i'm cheryl jennings in the abc 7 newsroom. coming up new at 5:00, a bay area raccoon shot by a crossbow. the reward just offered to find out who is responsible. also ahead the in-flight internet system that may be snooping on its users.
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tonight on abc 7, the middle airs at 8:00 followed by the goldbergs modern family and blackish. after that it's forever at 10:00 and abc 7 news at 11:00.
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use watch abc to catch all the shows live on the go with your smartphone, tablet or computer. visit for details or download the free app by searching watch abc in your app store. as if skydiving is not scary enough some thrill seekers actually made the leap of their lives. >> the plane carrying the six skydivers six instructors and a pilot nose-dived into a new zealand lake on the north island this morning. amazingly they were all able to jump to safety before that plane crashed into the lake and broke into several pieces. >> the skydiving company says it's offered those caught up in the crash a free skydive. can't wait to get back on that one of those planes and some will be back. they will be jumping obviously from a different plane tomorrow. >> brave. some young basketball players got the surprise of a lifetime this afternoon. >> yes. a visit from the world famous harlem globetrotters. abc 7 news reporter lyanne
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melendez was on hand for the visit and joins us live from oakland. >> reporter: well you know i know them as the magicians of the basketball court. they are fabulous. they are in town and they will be performing in oakland and san jose. but today, they did something pretty amazing and something that i'm sure they will probably not do again and something they are not used to. they are of course the giants to many of these kids. two of them slick willie shaw and buckets blakes were strapped into wheelchairs to play of course basketball. it was a mixture of students and adults with disabilities and kids without disabilities. this all took place at edna brewer middle school in oakland. it was a total surprise to the students here. now the center for independent living invited the globetrolltter toss play a game or two. their visit had two purposes. one, to paint a different picture of the disabled and to encourage those who are to take up a sport like basketball.
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the globetrotters who are used to running, jumping and doing all sorts of tricks well, let's say they found it challenging to move around the court. >> my first time actually doing something like this. i know it's pretty difficult because we are able to run and jump. to be confined to a wheelchair we are seeing it from a different view. i have seen it done before. i absolutely take my hat off to those guys. >> reporter: the globetrotters will visit other schools in oakland and san jose but i have a feeling they won't forget today's match. they will perform for the general public in oakland at the oracle arena and the s.a.p. center in san jose but again, this was a magical moment for them and we will show you that tonight at 6:00. lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> what a great day for all those kids. >> it's a learning experience
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for the globetrotters and the kids. you saw them handle the ball pretty well. it's much more difficult in a wheelchair obviously. thank you so much for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm larry beil. abc 7 news at 5:00 begins right now with cheryl and dan. the world unites in outrage and horror over the deadliest terror attack in france in half a century. tonight, late word on arrests and the outpouring of support from french nationals in the bay area. also ahead why the owner of a hospital says the only way to save it is to sell it. it's been banned for two years in california so why is foie gras back on restaurant menus tonight? i'm abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. temperatures in record territory today but changes are coming tomorrow. i'll have all the details straight ahead.
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poignant pictures from paris. a demonstrator thrusts his pen into the air solidarity with the victims of today's deadly attack. >> thousands attend a rally for the 12 people killed after gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical french newspaper. >> one sign in france today reads simply it's ink that should be running, not blood. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm cheryl jennings. thanks so much for joining us. paris is in disbelief tonight as we look live at the french cultural icon known all over the world as the eiffel tower. france's president declared tomorrow a national day of mourning. >> police in france have identified three men they say carried out that deadly attack. two brothers and a homeless men all with connections to a yemeni terrorist network. >> they are suspected of
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targeting charlie hebdo for its satir satirization of islam. >> anti-terrorist forces are conducting one raid in the search for the gunman. president obama called france's president pledging u.s. support. >> our counterterrorism cooperation with france is excellent. we will provide them with every bit of assistance that we can going forward. >> eight journalists including the magazine's most renowned cartoonist and two police officers are among the 12 victims. france is now on the highest terror alert following the deadliest attack on french soil in more than 50 years. >> there is a large french community in san francisco and they are in mourning tonight. a vigil was planned for later this evening outside the french consulate. that's where abc 7 news reporter carolyn tyler is live tonight. >> reporter: as you mentioned, tomorrow is a national day of mourning in france but tonight, hundreds from san francisco's
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french community which is 60,000 strong, are expected to come here to the consulate to pay their respects. ruben is one of dozens of french business owners living in san francisco. today, the talk at his shop was about the terrorist attack in his homeland. >> all the families of the people that have suffered. >> reporter: it is part of a french hub in the dog patch neighborhood. french president francois hollande visited last year. his trip showcasing the large french community here. at the cafe the television is tuned to latest on the terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper, charlie hebdo which used to be on the shelves here. >> it's part o


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