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>> good afternoon, everybody. a drive ere hits a chp officer head-on. >> abc 7 news reporter live with the story. >> reporter: well, the suspect's banged up car remains here on the scene, although it is about to be towed away. this incident began at 12:45 this aver noon. the chp officer has not yet been identified. we're told he's in the hospital recovering from non-life threatening injuries. hard to believe when you look at this head-on collision.
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authorities say they've pulled over the blue accord during a traffic stop. and when the officer began walking toward the car, the driver took off. >> a short pursuit was initiated. one of our motorcycle units were involved in it. came through a couple surface streets over here and then came down to the way here. the accord went down the street. >> you can see where the pursuit ended on sury way. that's a dead-end street. one of the suspects tossed two handguns out the window. as the driver did a u-turn and headed toward the chp cruiser. >> as the patrol car came to a stop, the honda accord accelerated and struck the patrol car in the front. >> the driver got out and ran before being caught hours after the incident, the suspect's car with yellow police tape remained blocking the street. a reminder of a wild afternoon
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that damaged property, but no serious injuries for those involved. in brentwood, carolyn tyler, abc 7 news. >> no information today on yesterday's deadly crash. four of the five women killed were bay area women. now, we spoke with hong's husband who says his wife was a beautiful woman who devoted her life to helping others. >> i kissed her when she was leaving very early with her friends. i have nice time. i saw peace and contentment in her face. which i didn't see her long time. but maybe i take her when she's happiest and most content. >> the women were all friend who frequently got together for
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bible study. they were involved in a head-on crash on highway 120. one member, 53-year-old ya yan su yang survived and is currently in critical condition. >> a 24-year-old san francisco dog trader has not been seen in a week. josh flew to london last week for a job interview and has vanished. he was supposed to fly home last thursday but never made that flight. the young man was last seen leaving his hotel the day of his return flight. his family is now in london searching for their boy. >> three transients accused of killing a canadian tourist and a yoga teacher back in court this morning. the arraignments were delayed again. now, the trio is accused of shooting death of golden gate park last month and then killing steve carter a few days later.
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the murder suspects were arrested in oregon while driver carter's car. >> new details for police looking for a car like this one in asking for some help in catching some violent robbery suspects. >> abc 7 news reporter spoke with one concerned victim. >> i don't feel safe, you know. >> he has been on edge ever since he was robbed at gunpoint monday morning at his san leandro home. >> they want a shootout? let's go. >> he had just dropped his kid off at a royal high school on monday and then returned to his side gate. he says the men got spooked when they looked inside at his wife, who was calling police. >> and they told me, get down on the floor. >> san leandro police say this case has a lot in common with another robbery that happened two weeks earlier.
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>> they're both asian men in their late 50s. they've both been robbed almost immediately returning home after they've taken their kids to a home in san lorenzo. >> they're working with a theory that the homes and the residents' pat eterns have been heavily watched. he is now telling all of his neighbors to be on the look-out. >> just be aware because we are not safe anymore. >> police say these attacks appear to be well-executed. they don't look like amateurs and they are worried that these guys will strike again. >> thank you, amy. new details on the chigella outbreak linked to a mexican restaurant in san jose. it sickened nearly 200 people. test results are in from the food handlerers. health officials say only one worker tested positive for chigella.
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>> we do not believe that the individual who tested positive was the cause of this outbreak, but, instead, contracted the disease as a result of eating food from this restaurant like so many others did. >> health officials say they may never pinpoint the exact source of the outbreak. but they believe the spread of the disease is winding down. the rest rant remains closed. >> mild outside, fbut rain is o the way, we hope. >> spencer christian is tracking what's to come. >> okay. things are looking great out here right now. we've got blue skies. a crisp warmness, if you can put those two together. it dpunt appear that rain is on the way, but a few days from now, we may actually get our next little dose of rainfall. here's a look out over san francisco at 67 here in the city. 76 in mountain view, san jose, 74, 64 at half-moon bay. this is the view from our east bay hills camera.
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it's 820 in santa rosa right now, 79 in nevada, 79 in livermore. and check out the blue skies over the golden gate. indeed, this is our first forecast. we'll see clear skies tonight. clear and cool and the bright morning skies. mid and upper 80s inland. but, we might have some more rain. i'll give you a look at what's coming our way in just a few moments. >> thank you, spencer. sephora is based right here in san francisco. today, some of its asian and asian hfd american customers are alleging discrimination. live on union street with details of a class action lawsuit. melan melanie? >> that's right. sephora called its customers beauty insiders. the more money you spend, the more perks you get, including
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access to exclusive sales. that's one coming up here next week. but according to those class action lawsuits during last year's exclusive sales, asian customers couldn't shop because sephora had deactivated their accounts. sephora is stocked with beauty products. big spenders called v.i.p.s or very important beauty insiders get access to exclusive sales. >> it's definitely a really nice little red carpet treatment that you're getting. >> but the popular company is in hot water with angry customers. a class action lawsuit filed last year alleges sephora discriminated against asian customers during one of its v.i.p.-exclusive sales. purchasing products in large volume to resell through other channels. the suit alleges the acounts
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deactivated used red domains originating in asia. >> the only account holders who could not access the web site had e-mail addresses associated with three chinese e-mail service providers. >> attorney jean christianson says e-mail addresses with asian-sounding names were also deact vated. sephora denies the claims. the company says sephora would never engage in any form of discrimination with respect to its clients and looks forward to full exoneration. the attorney is not allowed to share details about mitigation. it could include some sort of relief for customers whose acounts were deact vated. >> at least 15 people were hurt when the left engine of their plane burst into flames in ft. lauderdale, florida. the plane was taxing for takeoff
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this afternoon. authorities shut down the airport for a few hours. all 101 passengers and crew were able to get off safely. a crew from the national transportation safety board is on its way to investigate. the county failed to outline the hazards presented by an underground line at the work site. also, injured 12 others at a nearby gun range. >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, a dangerous drive -- some of the worst intersections in san francisco as well as the rest of the nation. >> live with drone view 7 over one of bay area's largest water supplies. how dire is our water situation? you won't believe what we found out, a live report coming up.
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>> and getting it to zero. the san francisco's new plan to end the spread of aids. >> taking a look at traffic right now, a live look at the skyway. downtown san francisco making a crawl to the deck of bay bridge. not much better on the right side. ♪ ♪
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take a look at this view from drone view 7. this is a part of the water
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supply for more than a million people here in the bay area. and it is parched. >> reporter: this is alarming. there should be 20 of feet of water above me, millions of gallons of water around me. but there's not. as you take a look high above, you won't notice we're at the 28% capacity. and it's showing you a unique perspective of the parched landscape where that fresh drinking water should be stored. now, there is hope that the winter ahead will be wetter than normal. but it's unlikely this view is going to change any time soon.
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>> reporter: take a look at this. the water level is so low, the boat launch looks more like a driveway. we were able to drive to the bottom where the lake is now a stream. more than 70% of california is in extreme drought, with more than half the state in exceptional drought. but there is some hope. things might improve. and it comes in the form of el nino. el nino is what happens when the ocean temperatures rise near the equator. >> it offers the opportunity for potentially greater-than-average precipitation. >> the national weather service predicts there's a 95% chance an el nino event will happen. but it doesn't necessarily mean our drought will end.
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state water officials say we need 75 inches of rain this season to recover from the current drought. to put that in perspective, we've averaged just under 23 inches each year over the last four years. now, take a look at this. it may be a rough winter ahead. coming up at 5:00, the view from space. you will not want to miss the unique images of what this reservoir looked like just five years ago. live in the reservoir, abc 7 news. >> drew, thank you. really, amazing images from drone view 7 there. and we look forward to your report coming up at 5:00. nearly 450 earthquakes have now shaken the east bay in just over two weeks. the latest was a 2.6 magnitude that occurred at 5:41 this morning.
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the largest was a 3.6. geologists say the swarm may continue for several more weeks. they also add it's not necessarily an indication that a larger earthquake is coming. >> navigation has crunched the numbers and determined the three most dangerous intersections in san francisco. topping the list is that massive intersection at 12th street. that web of 17 lanes of traffic and seven crosswalks have had 92 crashes between 2005 and 2012. also making the list for the intersection at octavia and highway 101. >> the new apple tv goes on sale tomorrow. the tech giant will begin delivering pre-models. reports say it will be available in most stores, as well. the new set top box includes dozens of apps and starts at 149
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dwlars. today, apple opened its first retail stores in the arab world. apple says analysts wants to reach wealthy consumers. it's believed they could be strong markets for new high end products like the apple watch, as much as $17,000. >> i'm the latest of late adopters. right behind spencer christian. >> but spencer has the technology that matters. >> live doppler 7 hd. >> exactly. you don't need that right now to see how fabulously clear this is. before we go to doppler, i want to go back to drone view 7. as drew told us, it is disturbingly dry. there are scenes like this all across the state. even if we do get the heavy rain that appears likely this winter,
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one season's worth of rain isn't going to end the drought, but it will certainly relieve the drought significantly. okay, now, let's go to live doppler 7 hd. sunny skies all across the bay area. right now, just a lovely and mild fall day. this is the view from our rooftop camera looking over the bay. warm sunshine tomorrow and saturday. it will be dry and mild for halloween. chance of rain, sunday night into monday morning. here's a satellite radar composite image. it will be warm for halloween. put some flesh on those bones. and that front will arrive sunday night. that's the next chance for rainfall. sunday morning into sunday evening, we'll see a slight chance of rain. and that will be followed by a trailing trough which bripgs us a better chance of rain on monday. this night, though, look for clear skies with low
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temperatures mainly in the mid to upper 50s, upper 40s in the north bay valleys. certainly warm for this time of the year. highs will range from about 80 at santa clara to 85 at gilroy. highs ranging at 76 from san mateo. downtown san francisco, a high of 74 tomorrow, 71 in the sunset district. up in the north bay, 69 at bodega bay. the north bay coastline will be nice and mild. inland valleys, 84 over at napa. 78 at oakland. 80 at freemont. and the inland bay 84. here's the accuweather seven day forecast. don't forget to fall back saturday night or sunday morning. it's your choice.
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it looks like it's a lovely evening on saturday for trick-or-treaters. as i mention, it will get cloudy and showery. we'll see highs only around 70. that's fall weather. >> coming up, a problem behind some of this year's hottest halloween costumes. >> michael jackson is still on top years after his death. we'll tell you why. >> at 4:21, another live look at the afternoon commute. this is a live shot of the san mateo bridge heading to the east bay and it's usually heavier at this hour. so normal normal right here. and right-hand side folks are breezing back towards the peninsula. stay with us.
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what's being kaulged the
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world's largest debut of adissio, a new adventure. a team of 80 people will be working on raising the travel at 125 feet tall. 65 horses, dozens of riders, acrobats, dancers and musicians including larry here, a little-known fact. >> it's actually a great show. >> no surprises in the annual forbes list of the top-earning dead celebrities. michael jackson remains number one for the third straight year with more than $115 million earned in 2015. jackson's estate has collected nine figures every year since his death in 2009. elvis is second again, at 55 million's dollars. charles schultz is sthird again.
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the biggest and best moments from our friends at "good morning america. >> here's your 60 second shout out from gma today. hit it. >> there's some firewood for the debate. many are calling the big winner is that the xx marco rubio. how do you respond? >> i'm not running against him. i'm running for president. we'll let the voters decide who the choice is. >> you guys have made that
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beloved tv into a spaceship's delight. >> it should wash off, right? >> that's today's gma hot list. we'll see you in the morning on tomorrow's "gma." >> you can catch the rest of the gang weekdays from 7:00 to 89:00 right here on abc 7. >> the torch has passed. what paul ryan wants to do as speaker of the house. >> plus, the run away military blimp. how did it get away and when is it going to be removed. >> and getting to zero. does this $20 family fill up meal have eight pieces of original recipe chicken? yes. [ding] two large mashed potatoes and gravy? yes. [ding] and are you the real colonel sanders? yes... [buzzing] it's finger lickin' good.
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here are the headlines we approach 4:30. health officials announced today only one food handler has tested positive for shigella. but they don't believe that person was the source of the outbreak, rather contracted the disease from eating there. the exact source remains a mystery. the outbreak has sickened nearly 200 people and the investigation will continue.
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talking to some of the other homeowners live on that list. there's a warning out about armed robbers who were targeting the asian community. a victim tells abc 7 news he's been on edge since getting robbed at gunpoint. that is making the city the first in the nation with no new hiv infections. live in the news room now with details on the getting to zero plan. >> well, larry, you have to remember that in the '80s and '90s, this is something that no one thought could be possible. now, at the height of the epidemic, there were 130,000 new cases a year in the country and many of those were dying.
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>> ending aids has long been a hope of many in the district of san francisco. among them, homer hobe who has lived with hiv for 21 years. >> it was just sad to walk through the streets. people will be here one day and gone the next. >> in 2013, there were just over 350 new cases. now, the city is on its way to zeal low possibly by 2020. that's five years from now. >> zero new infections, zero preventble deaths among people living with hiv and zero discrimination against hiv. >> here's how the city agencies plan to accomplish that. right now, 600 clients on the antihiv drug. second, begin treating patients on the day they are diagnosed.
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and third, do more out reach care among the most vulnerable populations and some with substance abuse problems. i think the most important thing is finding the people that are still infected and maybe unaware of the infection making sure they don't feel any barriers coming into the decision. >> it's something he and others thought they'd never see. the move is aimed at increasing birthrates in the country as china's population ages and
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economic growth flows. allowing couples to have a second child if one of the parents was an only child. well, back state side, we officially have a new state speaker of the house. paul ryan was sworn in this morning after making him one of the most powerful men in washington. here's abc news reporter kenneth ryan. >> paul ryan, elected speaker of the house. >> when they told me yesterday what had happened, i felt like the moon, the stars and all the planets had fallen on me. we should all feel that way. >> this morning, the family sat in the gallery and former republican presidential candidate mitt romney watched as the 2012 running mate became second in line to the presidency. out going speaker john boehner, a box of tissues in hand, delivered a speech on the house floor. >> if you just do the right things for the right reasons,
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good things will happen. this, too, can really happen to you. >> boehner's departure comes after four years leaving the house. even his final two-year $80 billion budget deal has come under fire. >> i leave with no regrets, no burdens. once a reluck tant candidate says it's time to avoid last-minute crises in government. all voices will be heard. more work will be done in committees. >> we are not settling the scores. we are wiping the slate clean. >> deadlines are come iing and former speaker john boehner will leave his congressional seat saturday. analysts say the debate on cnbc turned into a nasty conversation with the commentators.
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candidates took turns answering questions of ranging from the debt ceiling to sports betting. >> i think it helped the people whoever wasn't watching the world series, to be able to see the contrast wean the way the republican candidates have treated and the way the democrats treated. >> what do you mean in terms of that? >> in kinds of the softball questions that the democrats get and the tough questions that the republicans get. >> before the start of the debate, search travelic on google led 27 out of 50 states. a judge sentenced a former prep school student accused of sexually assaulting an under-age classmate to one year in jail. prosecutors say owen was part oaf a so-called senior salute. the alleged assault happened in 2014 at an elite new hampshire prep school.
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the jury found him guilty of a misdemeanor and a felony count of luring a minor by a computer. >> jerry san sandusky went back to court today. claiming that his trial attorney was ineffective. sandusky is serving 30-60 years in prison on more than 40 child sex abuse charnls. >> we're waiting for the military to tell us why $175 million surveillance led broke loose and drift sbood pennsylvania. we first brought you the story yesterday on abc 7 news at 4:00. shortly after the blirn floated for four hours over neighborhoods finally coming down on its own in a wooded area. state police used shotguns today to deflate the stranded blimp at a military facility yesterday and dragged the tether behind it causing several pow i recall outages. >> you may have heard shotgun shots. that is how we are deflating it.
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>> hmm. well, aviation experts believe strong winds caused the blimp to break free. army officials say it's going to take days to move those pieces. >> that blimp looks enormous. still to come, it's pouring rain and yet you stay dry. the unusual exhibit that allows you to experience mother nature in a whole new way. >> spencer christian from our east bay hills camera. looking at the western sky, it's all clear. there's a little bit of rain in our forecast future and i'll
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don't be fooled by this exterior. it looks like any other upscale store. but, inside, you ought to take a look at this. a luxurious public restroom and your beckon call. this is designed by jane jagger. rolling stones fan mick jagger. >> imagine walking through a rainstorm without an umbrella and you don't get wet. this is a concept of a new exhibit opening this weekend. it's called the rain room. check this out, people walk through the exhibit and sensors stop the rain. kind of hard to tell here that he's not being rained on. but you can see here, they're perfectly dry. officials say it keeps a six foot bubble around the person as
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the rain rages on around them. >> that is so cool. that is unbelievable. as long as the rain is coming down, it's going to be a disaster. but pretty cool. >> all three of them. >> we only had some rain. tough day. tough day to be on the umbrella sales. no one is getting wet here today, that's for sure. looking at the national weather picture tomorrow, there will be thunderstorms to gather through central and sunny plains. in the southwest, sunny and dry as well. showery and rainy across the pacific northwest. sunny and mild to warm
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conditions. sacramento, 76. fresno, 72. tahoe, 65. very warm in l.a., a high of 85 and 88 in palm springs, 81 in san diego. here in the bay area, another sunny and mild day with highs ranging to near 80 around the bay. what about our trigger forecast for saturday. well, many locations in the bay area will have temperatures through the mid 70s at 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m., just before sunset, 6:12, we'll still have low 70s. lovely for early trick-or-treating. and even later, clear skies and temperatures in the 60s. it's going to be a lovely halloween. >> wow. love the traffic. did you make all of those? >> i did not. spectacular weather producer is responsible for those graphics. >> did a good job. >> i like the ghosts sneaking up. >> those are creepers in the background.
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this may not be taught at the police academy. the police are called to break up two groups of teenagers. a 17-year-old girl started playing the song "watch me" on her phone and the girl started doing the nay nay dance. and then the officer laughed and said her moves were better. it led to an impressive danceoff there. even president obama commented saying who knew community policing can involve the nay-nay. the teenager told washington post that the danceoff was her first positive interaction with police officers in her neighborhood. >> i like that. all right. >> well, hall wean is just days away.
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and one of this year's hottest costumes is sparking a heated backlash. >> juju chan has that story. >> halloween is supposed to be spooky, downright scary. but sometimes it's poor taste that makes you gasp in horror. >> reporter: in the movie, "maid of honor" bill clinton's costume is incomplete without a certain in-house compliment. >> people want a halloween costume that makes them look good. and they're also sometimes looking to look cool and to put across the idea that, you know, they know what's going on in the world. they're thinking about big issues. >> and this year, one of the most talked about celebrities, caitlin jenner. while many are out raged calling the costume the most offensive
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thing ever, another tweeted she's not a costume, she's a real person. but she, herself, said she doesn't find it offensive at all. >> some see it as potentially a little insensitive. but then other people see it as the opposite way. they say this is a way to honor her and say that she's a superhero. >> this isn't the first time we've seen costume controversy. walmart labeled perfect for an arab sheik. but still currently available, a lion killer dentist costume making controversy over the death of cecil the lion. some say costumes like kelly osbourne crosses the line. even in the age of social media when people feel obliged
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to have the most influential costume ever. there's a fine line between clever and cool. >> well, if you had some clever costumes, share them with us using the hash tag spooky on 7. we may use them on air or online at abc 7 news dot com. >> surge pricing may be fa backfiring on uber. >> it goes a whole different way. if you've ever tried using uber, you know their prices go up during peak demand. it's called surge pricing. such pricing actually leads to fewer customers and fewer drivers. researchers say customers find other ways to get to their destinations. some actually walk a few blocks into neighborhoods with cheaper rates. uber down played the study saying the sample size was too small. if you know anyone who has had a
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rare allergic reaction, you probably know what an epi pen is. a quick use can save a person's life, many who have allergies carry them everywhere they go. the food and drug administration has announced a voluntary read call of the pens not cldeliveri the correct dosage of medicine. that can lead to significant problems including death. nearly 500,000 are being recalled. the judge says bankrupt corinthian college is liable for millions of dollars of loans taken out by former students. the former college operated hundreds of campuses including heel college in california. the court previously ruled they misled students and lured them into taking out high-interest loans.
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corinthian shut down earlier this year saddled with those debts. corinthian is liable to pay $531 million in private loans. now, students with government loans, or federal loans, can apply to have them discharged already. >> that's great news. you don't want to be saddled with that death. >> thank you, michael. >> well, the american cancer society is reporting that breast cancer cases in black women continue to rise to the point that white and black women are now contracting the disease at the same rate. the report comes at a time when black women have been receiving other discouraging health findings. they have the highest staff rate among all racial groups and black women tend to be diagnosed with cancer later. >> a law enforcement that brought nothing but smiles. what brought these people together and back together today? a story that you'll see only on abc 7 news.
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right now, a look at what's coming up with dan arable lee at 5:00. >> coming up next, a bay area woman who police say was killed by her boyfriend's colleagues tonight reflecting on her life. taken too soon. plus, water wasters unvailed. a look at exactly who was using more than a thousand gallons a day in the middle of the worst drout in the state's history. those stories and a lot more when we see you at 5:00. but stay right here. the news is wrapped up at 4:00 in the moment.
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>> after almost a month in the hospital, vargas and abc news reporter vick lee was there. this story you'll see only on 7. >> it was a tender moment. a san francisco cop and a deputy sheriff reunited with a young woman they've saved from a burning car. divine guidance. that's what her and her mother called it. >> i put you there. i put you there to save her and for her to still be here with us. >> yeah, i always tell her you guys are my little angels. and, you know, i'm glad to have another chance in life. >> the 18-year-old has been hospitalized since the horrific accident three weeks ago. it happened that night where highways 580 and 205 meet near
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tri sill. her carrolled down an embankment. she was e jekted as her vehicle became engulfed in flames. >> i saw fire. and i just tried to get up, but my legs wouldn't help. >> deputy sheriff was driving home from work when he saw the accident. he quickly rushed over to her. >> she was lying face up. her face was covered in blood. >> it's pretty horrific. >> the officer, who, by coincidence happened to drive by at the same time. the two would help other drivers where a helicopter would take her to the hospital. but brianna has another name for them.
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they're heroes. my angels. >> vick lee, abc 7 news. >> well, thank you for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. >> abc 7 news at 5:00 begins right now with cheryl and dan. >> i was shocked and saddened. >> a young woman who transformed lives killed apparently at the hands of her boyfriend. tonight, what was learned about the special woman dedicated to her community. also, ahead, the water guzzling hall of shame. local officials tonight are naming names. >> a highway patrol officer with a head-on crash live at the scene. >> and can you tell what's wrong with this picture? >> i'm abc 7 news meteorologist. october going out on a warm note. november coming in on a wet one. halloween forecast and beyond coming up. >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. >> really, the loss of her is felt.
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>> already soarly missed, they're wondering what they're going to do without her after she was killed this week in a terrible crime. >> the santa clara sheriff's office is saying very little tonight about a man trying to turn himself in for killing a woman but then later turned away. abc 7 news reporter chris wynn is live in san jose with the story. chris? >> reporter: the sheriff's office has declined our request for comment again today. we can tell you that hugo castro is currently being held without bail here at the county jail behind me. today, we learned more about the victim in this case and why she meant so much to so many people. >> alasandra's life was cut short after san jose police found her strangled and stabbed to death downtown. she had a radiating smile. she graduated from san jose state with a degree in advertising and recently went back to school to become a
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nurse. >> very grateful for that little bit of time that we had her. >> spreading her love for fitness and attrition. >> she was generous and enthusiastic and kind and she brought a real passion for sharing healthy lifestyles and healthy recipes with our clients. >> allie's ex-boyfriend is being held without bail, the same place he try today surrender before a custody deputy turned him away. she has questions regarding protocol and practices. >> something widespread. that's one area of inquiry we're definitely going to be looking at. training. >> the there have's office has launched an internal investigation.

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