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that that shot was not related to the search for the mountain lion. we can tell you still it's an active search for that mountain lion. we're two blocks from el camino real. the big cat was last seen in the back of an apartment complex a block from here. 10 10, 9th avenue. officers are going door to door with guns drawn. very carry fully searching backyards. let's go live overhead to sky 7. that search continues by police officers. the lion was first spotted walking around about 4:30 this morning, then, 1:20 in the afternoon, then, 4:30 today at
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that apartment complex. >> it was just running around the backyard we have a pool back there. it's gated. just a big shock. >> california fish and wildlife warden just arrived on the scene. the hope we're told by police officers is to corner the cat if they find it tranquilize it and return it to the wild. this is a populated area with lots of kids and pets. just a lot of people in the neighborhood. and we're told the search will continue as long as it takes. >> thank you very much. last of the severe weather take
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a look. neighbors tell us several lightning strikes hit the house ripped open the roof and blew out windows. >> police are looking for a man who drove 40 miles the wrong way before crashing his car on berkeley. abc7 news is live with the story tonight. >> this is north berkeley the chp has yet to identify the suspect but sources tell us he's in his early 30s and on probation for robbery. and he says he's determined not to go back to jail if he can help it. >> i was like, wow.
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crazy. >> this is what neighbors saw. the stolen honda, crashing into an suv. this after the driver was crocked at speeds up to 80 miles per hour the honda was stolen out of concord. police followed it until it got on highway 4. a chp helicopter spotted the car going against traffic then, interstate 80. again, going the wrong way. ground units left the pursuit to its chopper. >> at one point, the driver demanded police stop following him. >> he made statements over dispatch. and we relayed he wasn't going back to jail. >> the driver of the suv
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sustained injuries. officers searched homes and backyards for the suspect who ran from the scene. neighbor neighbors looking in alleys and parked cars. >> as soon as i opened the trunk they had ar 15s pointed at the truck. >> they're asking the suspect to come out. this is your last warning, then, didn't do anything after that. >> the suspect escaped the drag net. >> 14 people, including three baggage handlers have been charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs. airline employees are reported not to have to pass through security. three baggage handlers are
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accused of smuggling marijuana and giving them to drug runners for distribution. the penalty is 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine. >> campbell police have viewed video of an attempted kidnapping over the weekend. this shows a man's car driving along harriet avenue where a young girl is walking her dog. he pulls up next to her. police say got out and gave the girl a bear hug the girl screamed and ran away. neighbors are on alert. >> the little girl gave a really descriptive sketch. we've looked at that and we're looking for him. i think he's going to be found, soon. >> police say the car is a beige honda accord, described as an asian or latino man in his 30s. >> president obama wants to
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limit military-style equipment in response to the riots in in ferguson, missouri several departments justified their use of the equipment. the city just purchased an armored personnel carrier. after debate, the city ordered a medevac bear cat to help rescue injured officers or civilians. >> offers protection from 308 high-powered rifles. which will penetrate a police officer's vest. >> today the president said officers should take on the role of guardians not warriors. and is mandating some equipment be prohibited and others, restricted. >> we've seen how military gear
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can sometimes give people a feeling like, there is an occupying force opposed to a force part of the community protecting them and serving them. >> this is the armored personnel carrier. january 1st, police used it to search for a suspect who fired at officers. >> it's all about safety. and would you rather be seeing a vehicle like this? or rather be on the news dealing with an officer or citizen wounded? >> since september 11th police departments have beefed up military-style equipment through a grant program offered by homeland security. but other cities said no to any armored vehicles we showed this resident the picture of south san francisco's vehicles. >> what is your opinion? >> they're just for military
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enemies in the war zone. >> the directive is part of an ef yo yort to build trucks in xhuntsz of color. >> berkeley is the only city with a soda tax that passed last november are, now, city officials and businesses have indications of the impacts. at least in dollars and cents. some businesses are grumbling but officials here are very excited. tomorrow night for the first time, a special commission is going to get together to try to figure out how to divvy up tax dollars. >> the tax is a penny an ounce on sweet teas and sodas and all sugary beverages.
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>> we've seen a difference. customers don't want to add that extra money on the taxes and on the same time, they start complaining about it. >> the data is putting them on pace to collect as much as 1.5 million this year. >> 50% of our kids were 13 years of age are predicted to have diabetes in their lifetime. we had to do something. >> the beverage industry says complying is an operational and financial burden. >> it's difficult to do business. the goal is to improve outcomes after that happened.
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>> i have seen people ban sodas. >> berkeley is doing a study to see if residents are crossing city lines to avoid the tax. or if they're choosing to drunk less. >> still head here at 6:00 battle lines between to democrats. >> we have calm weather but there are storm cells nearby. >> a widow turns to 7 on your side to fulfill her husband's last wish. what it took to get it done, ahead at 6:00 >> police have their guns drawn in san mateo tonight. sky 7 is live over the hunt for
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digging is done on the tunnel that will house san francisco's subway line. this will extend the current line through the south of market area union square and chinatown, ending at stockton street and washington street. wayne freedman is live to take us inside of the tunnel. wayne? >> if you've been around 4th at
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brian, behind this, it's the subway. 1.7 miles of it. we've walked most of it today. here is a look at what your $249 million have purchased for you. monday, a crowd like this one might be the stuff of a disaster in the making. people just aren't supposed to walk in subway tunnels unless it is not there yet. >> they told us there is a train coming. do you believe that? >> in 2019, the light rail t line will be running through this tunnel. a visit with people who helped design, and build the projects. >> underground or home. underground. >> this father of two served as
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an engineer turning plans into concrete. >> what is it like when there is nobody around? >> quiet. peaceful. >> it has a diameter on the inside. tunnel people have to hit a mark. this is 8450 feet. at the other end, they had to hit a bull's eye four inches wide. >> within an inch within an inch. >> an achievement most will never consider when traveling through here and possibly more. among them, these kids he was brought here
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one day. in san francisco, wayne freedman abc7 news >> turnout is expected small when polls up but one race has two democrats making a last minute push. and it's a race that caught attention of the voters. >> troubling. >> politicians susan >> the politics have been nasty when characterizing the competition. >> that is -- >> you're making that up. >> a debate reflected apparent animosity between the two.
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now they have returned to old fashioned campaigning. glasher spent the day trying to go door to door. >> i think it's been an ugly campaign and i encourage voters to throw that away and recycle it. >> in concord, volunteers work the phones. and remind them at the state assembly. >> i just have my faith in voters they know me. they know my work in the community. >> for some, policies have been lost to the negative
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politics. >> as of today 75% have been received. in concord, abc7 news. >> san francisco neighborhoods can blame a metallic balloon for knocking out power this afternoon. pg and e says it hit power lines. most of the week is gloomy and overcast. later in the day, the sun decided to show itself and we're happy that it did. right now it's sunny. isolated thunderstorms nearby.
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this is near interstate 505. the limits of the cell were more organized. so over the bay, it's 56 degrees in san francisco oakland, 58. san jose 60. 62 in morgan hill. another live, sort of a dark sky. novato, 59 degrees. and 60s in livermore, another live view, partly cloudy skies over the golden gate. some spotty drizzle tonight. overcast and cool just in time for memorial day
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weekend. we have a series of disturbancing moving into our direction this week keeping conditions overcast and cooler until the end of the week. at 7:00 this evening notice yefr night, clouds getting thicker and we'll see clouds that will linger with cooler than average conditions and overcast early in the day. temperatures mainly into 60s and low to mid-70s by the weekend.
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drizzle and tomorrow, another overcast day at athe start. highs low to mid-60s. and milder with highs into lower 70s around the bay. upper 50s to 60s on the coast. if that is your idea of beach weather, get to the beach. >> a first amendment victory for you
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a san francisco appeals court ruled you tube should not have been forced to take down an anti-muslim film the film was considered blaspheme to the prophet mohammed. today, an 11 judge panel said the film ban banned from you tube was a violation of the first amendment. >> a south bay museum presented
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the tech knew seem with the national medal of library services. >> services are not luxury. ef day your institutions be keeping many folks from falling through the cracks. tonight, a tradition that is packing in clouds from around the bay area. >> there is more than just being in the area to use your hands. >> what has all of these people coming back for more? >> there is more still to come tonight. just ahead a live update on a
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search keeping this neighborhood on its toes. >> and a surprise this woman
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police are asking people to stay inside, and to keep their pets indoors. >> they believe they have the mountain lion isolated now within this square block bordered by el camino real, ninth, palm, and hayward avenues. and
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two more we have new details of the sports legend dean potter over the weekend he and another base jumper were killed after jumping off a 7500 foot cliff. our sister station is in yosemite with the new developments >> high above yosemite valley, there are cliffs where daredevils dream of flight. he didn't live to tell the story. >> he was doing something he loved. >> potter jumped with a friend they should have landed on the valley floor, 3500 feet down but
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never did. crews found their bodies. steve and his wife were standing on glacier point watching a helicopter fly in. >> we're looking down and seen a helicopter and looked like an emergency helicopter just hovering you know? and along the trucks >> the two were wearing parachutes but they weren't deployed base jumping is something both have been done and have been cited for it in the past because it's illegal. >> i hate to hear about that. >> potter knew the risk. he was known for taking chances and had set off a debate when base jumping with his dog strapped to his back. and quoted will this joy lead to harm or death? >> knowing danger in things like
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that. no matter how good you are things can happen. >> base jumping is illegal in all national parks there have been five fatal jumps. last one until now was back in 1999. >> and in yellow stone park a 71-year-old man fell 25 feet before a canyon. he was rescued and treat forward a possible hip injury. >> full amtrak service is back up and running along the busy northeast corridor after last week's derailment in philadelphia >> trains are back on track the first passengers riding
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after the crash. crews worked around the clock to make repairs following the derailment that killed eight people. amtrak's president promised a safer service. >> this is going to be a fluid ride. >> time to take a train. >> they do not know why it accelerated so quickly. then, up to 80 miles per hour, then 90. it was traveling over 100 miles per hour. it reached that tight curve, the breaks were applied but it was too late. now, they were left with two
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possibilities. mechanical failure or manual increase but if so, why? the federal railroad administration is ordering amtrak to outfit all trains with speed technology. >> by the end of the year it will not happen again. >> authorities seem to be down playing reports saying there is no communication about anyone striking the train and the engineer has been cooperating with investigators. >> i couple prepares for final days by buying a cemetery plot. >> but the video had to turn to michael finney. >> it took until this year to make sure his resting place was finally the way he, and his family anticipated.
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>> louise visits her husband's grave. it's been the first time she's been there to pay her respects. they prepaid in 1999. >> joseph died of cancer in 2007. a temporary headstone like this one was placed while a permanent one supposedly being built. >> guarantee they'd be put in after. >> lisa moved out of state to a second home after the funeral. >> i don't believe we'd be coming back. >> in december they realized what happened. her emotions ranged from anger and beyond.
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>> almost like guilt. >> she contacted chapel of the chimes. it asked for the original paper work. two months went by. she remains uncertain about the status. bringing back painful memories. >> seven years he's been gone and five years prior, he suffered so hard. >> we contacted the cemetery they declined an interview but told us the paper work was never completed in 2007. then, the management company changed in 2009. we apologize. she's pleased her husband's wishes are being honored >> he wanted to be buried and to have this. he believed in that. i wanted to follow his wishes. >> chapel of the chimes says it will provide free flurs for a
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year and she's happy the peace of mind has been realized. >> thank you. >> well just ahead one of silicon valley's most needy schools gets a hand f my name is fernando gonzalez. i'm the gas service supervisor here in sonoma county. we moved up here 35 years ago and we just love it up here, it's a fantastic place to live. our function is customer support... ...making sure that our customers are safe and that's the most important thing. we know we are part of a huge company but sonoma county
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is our home. sonoma county is our pg&e. what we're doing really means something in the community and it's just a great, great feeling. together, we're building a better california.
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>> some kids in east palo alto got a gift from their neighbors around the corner. >> yes. a local schoolteachers say will pave the way for a brighter future. >> riding a robot shouldn't feel like school work. >> you know all of those light bulbs that didn't work led to ones here. >> that is the thinking they learn in the new maker's space. >> it's like a 21 century wood shop people are able to come in. >> there are computers and legos. >> it's the ability for students to be creative and express themselves. >> it's the second space in a school district that takes nothing for granted.
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>> students here are our neighbors it's our rye sponsibility and part of our culture, it's who mark zuckerberg is. that we're creating strong partnerships with neighbors. >> facebook's founder and his wife announced they'd donate $120 million to bay area schools. >> who knows? maybe the founder of the next facebook is here in these rooms. they donate lap tops and tables and chairs and also else time. >> this is a community i grew up
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in. >> they can work in silicon valley. >> are you ready to do partying in the bay? you'll for over 60,000 california foster children, it's a challenge to replace clothes that are too small or worn out. i grew 3 inches last year. i don't need anything fancy. i never had much to begin with. when i look nice on the outside i feel better on the inside. to help, sleep train is collecting new clothes for kids big and small. bring your gift to any sleep train
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and help make a foster child's day a little brighter. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.
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okay this is wild. party lovers are turning club scene upside down. instead of drinking and dancing into the wee hours of the morning they're sober and ready to rock. we're forecasting what these parties will be a big success. >> the biggest competition facing this new business model is the snooze button on your clock. if you can get past early start you're in for some serious fun. two different groups are hosting monthly morning dance parties in san francisco. no alcohol allowed. >> everybody is sober and smiling. you can see faces. >> get up at 6:00 a.m and start your day at 6:00 a.m . >> the parties happen all over
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town this one is put on by a team called day breaker. on this day it's on a boat in san francisco bay. >> we can move around. we don't need a bar. and needing alcohol in a bar will contrain a lot of parties. >> the earl hi arrivals start with yoga. at 7:30, a boat with a guarantee to dock by nine so people can get to work. >> so you have no qualms waking up and going to a dance party? >> very a baby-sitter. >> two kids and a doctor. he showed up early. this gets you something for the day. >> not everyone is ambitious. >> i'm going to sleep. >> this party is run by morning gloriville. >> i started in london.
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it's spread around the world. >> the parties have been operating with a lot of return customers. >> they get swept up like the joy, the energy of the place. >> it's in the morning before anyone is tired yet. >> if you do get tired you can get a massage or tryout this smoothie machine. their events are never on the same day. and something you can see. >> prices range from $18 to $35. each companies offering different feels but they share is devoted fans.
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>> wow. >> both party companies and events coming up in june. did i see spencer in the crowd? >> he could have been. >> drew is a chairman of parties from the weather department. >> we've got sunny skies and isolated thunderstorms. one right now is weakening up near and along interstate 505. notice that there is dime-sized hail stones produced by the storm which is now weakening. we'll see mixed conditions, scattered showers, over the sierra. sunshine down south. here in the bay area, we'll start off the day overcast and see breaks of sunshine. it's possible we'll see isolated thunderstorms over the terrain.
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here is the accu-weather forecast. several cooler days coming our way. friday sunnier, milder weather. memorial day weekend we get milder weather still, highs into mid to upper 70s inland. >> all right. thank you. >> on to sports we go. >> yes. >> we've been talking about the warriors. the niners lost probably their ultimate warrior today we thought this is going to happen a cowboy called it
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after months of soul searching justin smith announced he will return after 14 seasons in the nfl. it's simple and he's been fully equipped with a year left on the
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contract. >> we're on the right side coming from the left shoulder. it doesn't respond like i want to anymore. you know? you don't have tools you can't do the job so it's time to go. >> honest guy. >> when you break it down, rockets have had 0 success they lost all four meetings by a million. james harden lost mvp award. it doesn't look like a good match up. rockets are a different team from the one the warriors last faced. josh smith has been their x factor and thriving off the bench. importantly after rallying yesterday, they're playing with massive confidence right now. >> there is
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a team. >> they find ways to impose their will. they've got to keep them from doing certain key things we see. we've got to be able to accomplish what we set out to do as well. >> that is the win the never wish ill will on an oechlt something tells me they're happy to hear it's unlikely to play. the guy is a defensive pest giving rockets a certain toughness. and the entire series will be
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televised on espn. this was inevitable. jared parker scheduled to have elbow surgery tomorrow. it will be performed by dr. james andrews. it stems from his rehab outing. he's attempting to come back for tommy john surgery. >> for game 3 and 4, the a's paying a visit trailing in the second after hitting his first home run yesterday, later nerd alert. a sharp single to right. a's trying to avoid their 11th loss in 12 games. this abc7 sports report brought to you by bank of the west.
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>> there has been some activity that we want to tell you about within the past two minutes happening where that mountain lion is spotted tonight. >> why you should wash new clothes before wearing them. at 9:00 >> then at 11:00 an old fashioned tradition back in style. what has these people coming back for more. >> tonight's programming line up includes part one of "dancing with the stars" season premier of "the bachelorett", a fitness coach is and then stay with us for abc7 news at 11:00. >> and comcast dish and direct tv customers can get all abc programming on your smart phone tablet or computer.
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>> that is this edition of abc news. >> we have all of us here at the abc7 news team. thanks for joining us this evening. >> we'll see you again at 9:00 and 11:00.
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this is "jeopardy!" let's meet today's contestants. a writer originally from little rock, arkansas... a religious-education coordinator from southborough, massachusetts... and our returning champion a college instructor from squamish, british columbia, canada... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, ladies and gentlemen. thank you, johnny. yeah, that $39,000 and change that andrew has won so far is u.s. money. and with the exchange rate with canada right now, andrew, you're gonna look
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really good when you go back home. but today, you defend against cindy and fritz, and i'm happy to welcome you two to our program. let's go to work in the jeopardy! round, shall we? now, because the history channel, starting next monday will be airing a mini-series about texas independents the whole category is... notice the quotation marks there. alex: i don't know what it's about. andrew, start us. i'll have to go with composers for $200, please. cindy. who is vivaldi? you are right. how symbolic for $200. at this event, the monarch receives a scepter to symbolize her power.


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