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>> in oklahoma police say a woman appeared to be drunk after driving into a homecoming parade, killing four people, including a two-year-old boy. now we are hearing from their accused-driver's father. we have the latest. >> the game goes on. oklahoma state university players take a knee before their homecoming game. not praying for a win, but hoping for the bet for victims of terrible crash just three blocks away from stadium. >> we need a bunch of help. we have a car up in the crowd up here. need extra help. >> as people lined the homecoming parade route saturday morning, investigators say a drier first hit appear unmanned police motorcycle, then drove right into the stillwater, oklahoma crowd. >> by the grace of god he could have been my grandchildren. >> police say 25-year-old adacia chambers was behind the wheel. >> the driver of the car was
arrested at this point for driving under the influence. >> the father of the accused driver told the oklahoma newspaper, i can't figure this out. this is not the person that's my daughter. i can't imagine alcohol being involved. she's not an alcoholic that i'm aware of. >> a somber mood, indeed. fans made their way into the stadium. >> this is a school that lost players and coaches to two separate plane crashes in the past 15 years. this time oklahoma state takes a moment of silence for the loss of their fans. school officials decide to go ahead with the game. >> we are heartbroken at this tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with family. >> reggie is reporting. now in addition to the four people who died, gave people are in critical condition this morning in oklahoma hospitals. twelve others, including six children, are still in the hospital. >> sky hd was overhead yesterday
after a car caused a tow truck to wedge between the bridge railings. east bound lanes were closed ford more than an hour. no one was hurt. some people you see getting out of their cars, finding some pretty creative ways to pass the time. ian gilligan, a 12-year-old in our abc7now community tweeted this video. he was on his way to the golf tournament when he got stuck in the backup and he used too i am to practice his golf skills right there on the freeway. when you see news where you live, take a photo or video and share it with us using the news. >> people are teaming up to walk thousands of miles in the fight against cancer. last night abc news was there as
they led the cheers. meteorologist sandhya patel mc aide the fundraiser for the society. every participant carried a bright lantern to honor families who battle blood cancers. yesterday was at being to defeat als. 600 people took part raising more than $150,000 to fight lou gehrig's disease. abc7 news reporter alan wang mc'd the event for the second year in a row. millions of dollars have already gone to research through walks like these and, being, the ice puckett challenge. happening today, join the walk in san francisco to end type 1 diabetes. the goal of the jdrf-1 walk is to raise more than $400,000 to
fight type 1 diabetes. each year nearly a million people join the walk all over the country and the funds raised for each event will support research to find treatments and a cure. the three-mile walk starts at 11:00 this morning at bay and laguna streets in san francisco. pretty good weather, lisa? >> yeah. a lot of cloud cover in advance of a weak cold front. moisture is limited. if you see anything at all it should be a few light sprinkles and really focused in the north bay. here's a look at live doppler hd. there's a little moisture offshore but you are noticing the low clouds, the high clouds in advance of the system. but it will clear out and it will get into a sunnier, second half of the day. as we widen the view you will notice the area of low pressure to the north of us. once gone all the rain pushing up into the pacific northwest. there is yet another system that's going to split. some of the moisture will be to the north, some to the south. that's the system we've been
talking about for days. first things first as we go into the pacific. there is that hurricane that tips to weaken. right now it's just a category 1. ollav with winds of 90 miles per hour. gusts to 115. and the track of this system continues to push towards the coast. and then some of the moisture getting caught up in this system. so we will get back to that in a minute. but we are looking at some very, very heavy rain. with five inches yesterday in parts of texas and an inch today. we are looking at, in fact, more flooding rains for not only texas, but louisiana and into mississippi. if we go further into your monday's forecast we are looking at locally anywhere from 8 to 12 inches of rain here. definitely it's getting worse in some spots. back home it's very quiet. we are looking at cloud cover not creating problems in terms
of visibility. 58 degrees. and milder from oakland to fran. mountain view 59. and we are looking at 59 half moon bay and a lack from our sutro tower camera. the vantage point here with the temperatures on the mild side with 62 in livermore, 58 by the delta, and 51 in santa rosa. the exploratorium camera looking pretty good with a little bit of drizzle possible throughout the morning hours particularly in the north bay a dryer and sunnier afternoon and the next system is slated to arrive late tuesday into wednesday. the models not agreeing with the moisture on this one. but as we get back to the satellite imagery you see the cloud cover pushing into the central coast and southern california. behind it we will warm up before the next system heads our way on wednesday. here's a look at the rest of today from 5:00 in the morning, the cloud cover, maybe a few areas of drizzle. 2:00, 3:00 in the average we are sunnier. we will look for the system on
tuesday to slide on to the north. notice by wednesday looking at a little bit of precip there. so temperatures today in the upper 70s. slightly cooler in the inland east bay. 72 for you in palo alto with 70 in san mateo and san francisco. the accuweather seven-day forecast look at temperatures in the upper 70s today. warmer monday and tuesday and numbers coming down after the cold front slides through i should say wednesday and thursday. and then looking at nice, dry halloween. we will fall back next saturday. you can see what is showing up live on doppler hd anytime with the am bc7 news weather app. it's free at the app store. >> we love falling back, don't we? >> we sure do. >> get the extra hour of sleep. up expect, an
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of dollars in fast track follows and penalties. i went to fast track and pleaded it down. she pleaded financial hardship and they agreed to reduce her debt from $4500 to $1,000. negotiating your debt is a common practice used by debt counselors. but abby of consumer credit counseling of san francisco warns it isn't easy. >> if you are severely delinquent, if you have a lump sum you can offer, they may be willing to accept it, but there are no guarantees. >> the hardship may be involuntary. being laid off is an involuntary hardship. quitting a job is not. but there are no hard and fast rules. >> they told me it was open for negotiation, and that i had to fill out some paperwork, which i did. >> she said the key is to reach out for help early, before you are delinquent. >> let them know what's wrong, tell them what you are going through. it may not be a lump sum settlement but you may be work with them in another way.
>> you may be able to regular nate a reduced interest rate or reduced payments until you are out of the hardship. it takes patience, but it's worth it. >> you have to work for it. they won't just give it to you right away. >> fast track said they will settle on a one-time basis if the customer grease to maintain their account in good standing going forward. i have a link to the irs on our program at abc7news.com. i'm michael finney. 7 open your side. >> one of the raiders biggest rivals, the san diego chargers, has filed a request to move to los angeles. they have proposed sharing a yet-to-be-built stadium in the l.a. area. a newspaper, the union tribune, reports a chargers officials says they will ask the nfl to approve the move no january. this as a third team. the st. louis rams also are
considering a move to l.a. all three franchises have laid in l.a. in the past. a woman in new jersey expecting a box of hair products she ordered online got a much more surprising delivery last week. inside the box, 50 pounds of marian. the homeowner said it wasn't addressed to her. she has no idea who sent it, so she called police. the pot has a street value up to $100,000. the police department has posted pictures of the pot on its face book page, inviting the person expect being the package to come to police headquarters to claim it. of course, so far no takers. much more ahead on the abc7 sunday morning news. a bird's-eye view. the flock back home this weekend of a more than a month of rehab. >> regard-breaking rainfall in parts texas led to more flooding and more
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nothing too exciting. 55 in san ramon right now. 54 in novato. it was much cooler yesterday morning. with the warmer start and cloud cover early, we will be talking about a sunnier, but slightly cooler finish today. 10 degrees warmer in livermore this hour. way it will play out is like this. the cloud cover, and then you see we clear out. we will talk about warmer weather to start the work week come up. carolyn. >> thank you. much. the texas heart lapped is under flash flood watch this morning with remnants of patterson on the move, dumping more rain across a region already saturated from earlier storms. abc news reporter elizabeth herr is joining us live in houston with the latest. good morning, elizabeth. >> carolyn, good morning to you. and as expected, some areas were hit harder than others while here in houston all eyes right now are on the bayous and creeks, as you noted.
and as you notice the flash flood watches are still in effect. >> more rain soaking parts of texas, already drenched. in san antonio to dallas, floodwaters are inundating streets, stalling cars, and, of course, lead to go dramatic rescue after rescue. >> i was just hoping not to drown or fall because the current was flowing pretty hard. >> we have our hazardous materials experts monitoring the scene. >> crews are using this to control diesel spilling from a derailed train south of dallas. >> we know there will be extreme damage to the roadways throughout the county. >> and as the rain took out roadways, officials are relying on txdot trucks and civilians to navigate flooded streets. in harris county, strong winds in the area now being blamed for tearing down fences, blhwing off roofs and littering the streets with debris. >> the whole house started to
shake and i looked out the window and all you saw was a whirlwind of trash. >> this is what is left of patricia moving across texas. some coastal areas threatening to get a foot or more of rain, the houston mayor is prepared for the worst. >> owl of you are a first responders are on notice they may have to deploy. >> what is back there, that is a field with a jogging trail. much of it is now under water. but with the rain starting to taper off, the floodwaters are starting to recede. that's certainly encouraging but officials say the first responders remain on alert. live in houston, texas. abc7 news. >> good to hear things are tapering off. thank you, elizabeth. president obama is calling for less class time dedicated to standardized tests. according to at study, students spend about 20 to 25 hours per school year taking those standardized tests. the commander in chief wants to
change that. right now testing amounts to 2.3% of classroom time for the average eighth grader. the president said testing should only take up 2%. >> because learning is about so much more than just filling in the right bubble. so we are going to work with states, school districts, teachers and parents to make sure that we're not obsessing about testing. >> tomorrow president obama will meet with the u.s. secretary of education, school officials and teachers to reduce on reducing testing time. the president said he hopes this can help educators use their creativity to make sure students are prepared for success. republican presidential candidate ben carson is now leading in a key iowa poll. this morning donald trump will certainly have a lot to say about that. on "this week" trump joins the conversation talking about his campaign for the white house, three days before the next
debate. you can catch "this week" with george stephanopoulos right here on am bc7 at 8:00 this morning. some very happy birds are back at home in the bay area this weekend of a more than a month in rehab. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom has more on what was wrong and the mystery surrounding it. >> do you want to open it? >> russ let his 12-year-old do the honors. releasing 10 common murres back to their home in san francisco bay. >> nice. [bird calling] >> call it a bird's way of thank you and good-bye. >> the sound they make is a happy sound and it's been happy. these birds have been with us for four or five weeks. >> they have been at the international bird rescue in fairfield. many being fed with tubes. they were found along bay area beaches. >> people would often say i saw a penguin on the beach.
what is it doing on the beach? >> these birds should not be on the beach. they should be on the ocean fishing. >> the ones found were hungry. >> they are telling us there's a change going on in the environment and they are having a harder time finding fish. >> the one lingering question is why. to take in ten birds in a month would be normal but they have taken in 450 in a three-month period. >> we've never had this many birds this time of the year come in. >> they have a theory. >> cloyment change. >> the ocean temperatures were five to ten degrees warmer. we because of the warm the fish of diving deeper. fish they fish more. >> and as like pelicans will show up later. at least 60 are still being nursed back to health. >> about ten seconds and they are out back in the wild but it's a feeling that lasts a lot longer than that. >> in sausalito, jonathan bloom,
abc7 news. >> happening today you can get a first-hand look at how a habitat can be brought back to life in sonoma county. it was used for cattle grazing and almost became a casino before it was purchased in 2005. conservation spent $18 million restoring it and now a man made breach in the levy will allow satellite water from the bay to fill a tidal marsh. its expected to take 24 hours to fill the marsh. you can witness the returning tides today between 2:00 p.m. and 6:30. still ahead on the abc7 sunday morning news. the device stopping tremors in their tracks. the breakthrough technology that's making lives better for victims of a debilitating disease. and here's a live look from our roof cam, showing you the ferry budding there in the background with the bay bridge. cloudy and 70 degrees today in
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near 60 right now and cloudy. mid-70s later on. lisa argen along very shortly with the full accuweather forecast. thousands of people are in san francisco for oracle's annual open world conference that starts today. 60,000 people are expected to be at the conference at moscone center. tonight oracle's ceo larry ellison will kickoff the event at 5:00. wednesday night, after all the workshops, the ton -- elton john will perform as an appreciation consent. you can expect quite a traffic jam near moscone starting today through next saturday. i guess they are going to really love our weather, lisa >> yeah, well, we are little tired of it, aren't we? we would-like to get some rain and cooler air in here. it was quite warm yesterday despite the cloud core. this morning we are mild again with numbers in the upper 50s from the sutro tower camera.
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the opening as he continues to recover from a spinal fluid condition. let's talk football. the raiders are in action in san diego. the silver and black will battle the chargers with both teams hoping to avoid a third straight loss. kickoff at qualcomm stadium, 1:05 this afternoon. tenth-ranked stanford will likely move up in the polled to after the rolling over washington last night. here's shu. he has the highlights in this morning's sports >> good morning. the tenth ranked stanford cardinals facing their toughest about pac-12 test last night. stanford dominated. beginning their 26th straight home night win. logan broke a record for rushing yards by a quarterback.
this 15-yard run gives him 965 yards. and kevin through the air. kevin takes not defender and a 21 k yard score. led 17-0 at the break. washington got a touchdown to get on the board in the third. logan finds mccaffrey and the touchdown. stanford wins big. >> to the guys up front, they are doing their job it makes our job easier of the you have a quarterback in kevin hogan who can k command the feed. he's getting yards with his feet but he's always getting us into the right may. >> we are hard to predict right now whether we are going to rub or pass out of our different form nations. and it's nice to have. san jose state has had an up and down season. new mexico in town last night.
spartans needed the win. the running back put it on his back. he finds the hole and he is gone. 71 of his 153 first half yards come right here. 36 years, 263 yards and a touchdown. 7-0, sparty. ran for a record earlier this season. the 25 yards year and spartans up 25-14 at the break. one reason to start kenny potter over joe gray because potter is more mobile third quarter, i call it mobile. scrambles around, scrambles back around, finds a sam, turns and goes up the middle for the touchdown. san jose state improved to 4-4 with a 31-21 win over the lobos. here is kyle. >> i man on continuing, run hard each game. aim just trying to help our team get a binge he's a special player.
he can catch the ball, can run it, and it's nice. tread credit to the offense linemen. and the multiple form nations and the coach just called a great game again. i was really encouraged by the running game and he's a special player. >> sharks 5 had i have 2 win over carolina and the raiders and chargers are going at it. we will have those highlights tonight at 5 california. i'm mike shumann. have a great day. >> lisa is here talking weather and perhaps a little bit of rain? >> i know. >> somewhere in the forecast? >> you are right. we talked about the models backing off on the system that's coming in in the next couple of days. that had been well-advertised. and the models, yes, have changed their mind. with he will start with right here right now which is live doppler 7hd and all the abundant cloud core. high and mid-level clouds out ahead of a system that will visit us today and perhaps bring a few sprinkles. as i wide ebb the view, you notice the area of low pressure is well to the north of us. we are getting the tail end and
beyond that there is yet another hurricane. it continues to weaken. in is olaf. barely a hurricane now. and some of the moisture being caught up in the front that will visit us midweek. high pressure behind it. we will explain that in a few moments. taking a look outside, this is sfo. no problems so far. a rod of cloud core keeping it mild. 54 half moon bay, upper 60s san francisco and oakland. sutro tower, good morning to you, san francisco. and up in the north bay a little milder with 50's santa rosa. 54 in napa. and with all the abundant cloud cover it's keeping us a little bit warmer this morning. 62 in livermore. by the around we should be a few degrees cooler. we will have a lot of cloud cover in the morning hours and that will be a sunnier average. so our exploratorium camera this morning with the chance of some
drizzle. best chance this the north bay throughout the early hours. and then by the around we are dryer, and sunnier. next system arrives on wednesday. and it's not looking that promising in terms of rainfall amounts. so as we continue to look at this loop right now, you will notice all the cloud cover from san francisco southward into los angeles. it will be a cloudy day for most. rain chances come into the mountains later on in the around and that's where we will get the lift and perhaps more in terms of precip. so very moisture-limited. it's a weak front. the next few hours really paints that picture, as you notice the drop staying north of the north bay. and then here we are in the average where things clear on out nicely. so in terms of the cloud cover, we have it from the north to the south with numbers a little cooler in l.a. 86. 72 in yosemite with 63 and average rain or evening rain for the mountains. tuesday 5:00 we are cloudy. then here comes the moisture. by 11:00 a peace of it through the north bay.
san francisco. and then by wednesday it's out of here. temperatures ranging from the 70s today for most. 70s in the north bay from santa rosa up toward vallejo. 74 fremont with upper 70s inly more and morgan hill. the accuweather seven day forecast, cooler today. a cloudier, milder start, maybe some drizzle. the afternoon warm are, sunnier for tomorrow. tuesday will cloud up. another chance of showers on wednesday. favoring the north bay. maybe a quarter inch rain in the wettest locks. otherwise not very much the all. then looking sunnier and warmer, pretty nice but dry for halloween. yeah, halloween is probably going to be off the hook. >> saturday night, yeah. >> thank you, lisa. bay area researchers are trying to perfect a technology that uses electricity in the brain to fight debilitating diseases. as cheryl jennings discovered, it could soon become much more effective.
>> watching jim wiseman hand everis like tracking a passing storm. it stops the moment researchers at stanford turn on a surgically implanted device that keeps his parkinson's symptoms in check. >> the dbs literally just gets rid of it. >> it's known as a deep brain stimulator or dbs. it floods the brain with electronic signals, essentially calming the neuropathways in many cases. but they believe stimulation could be far more effective if it were more precisely targeted. >> this is how we've been doing brain pacing for the last 30 years. the brain pacing for deep brain stimulator is on all the time. >> now she and her team are working to make dbs behave more like modern compute rised pacemakers which only activists when a patient's heartbeat gets out of rhythm. to accomplish that in the brain,
jim wears a sensor that will tell when his tremors are starting. >> and it will be based on the patient's symptoms. the sensor sends a signal to the miniaturized computer that tells the stimulator when and where to activate. >> by tweaking the settings, they are hoping to find the precise electronic frequencies need today control his tremors without blanketing his brain with electricity. >> what that means is the stimulator is not on for as long as it might be. it might be lower voltage and we may not see some of the side effects we can sometimes see with deep brain stimulator. >> beyond safety, she believes the system known as closed-loop dbs will allow researchers to target multiple symptoms, such as disrupted muscle motion, and perhaps adding sensors that adjust the settings if a patient is sitting or walking. >> our goal is that the patient really shouldn't have to worry
about it. that the pacemaker will seamlessly adjust itself based on what the patient is doing. >> freeing the patience, like jim wiseman, to live their lives just as seamlessly. cheryl jennings, abc7 news. >> up next, a day to take pride in your pet. how you can take part in a big celebration and costume parade. it's all for a good
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happening today, celebrate your pet in san francisco. the 22nd annual pet pride day will be in golden gate park, benefiting the san francisco animal care and control center. you can dress your dog up and enter the costume contest. there will also be a pet parade and a pet trick contest. if you don't have a pet, you can check out the on-site adoptions. it all starts at 11:00 this morning in san francisco's golden gate park. up next on the abc7 sunday morning news at 6:00, a shooting at a livermore shopping center leaves one person dead. the latest on the manhunt for the suspect. also sfpd arrests a man accused of stealing a police uv after a chase across the city. hear from the man who was injured in that chase.
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>> good morning, everyone, i'm carolyn tyler. thanks for joining us on this sunday, october 25th. let's start with a quick look at our weather. you see the high and mid-level clouds across the entire bay area. its associated a very weak cold front. unfortunately we are looking at just a few light sprinkles for some of you, mainly in the north bay. then we will dry out and clear out. 57 in hayward right now. it's 59 in fremont. 61 antioch and livermore. and with the cloud cover, numbers are anywhere from 5 to 6 degrees warmer in the inland east bay. a call