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this as the inmate says the guards picked on mentally ill inmates. >> what he conveyed in his testimony was so intense. >> reporter: the attorney for michael tyree's family says what juan perez testified to in court. >> meaning how the officer treated the mentally ill inmates. it was just so mean that itself was crazy. >> reporter: perez says he witnessed the jail guard s ente the cell the night of his death. >> michael's cries for help and just silence. >> reporter: now the deputies face murder charges for the death and assault under the color of authority charges for the alleged beating of another inmate, who is also mentally ill. >> he touched people's lives. he mattered.
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>> reporter: shannon, michael's sister, broke down in court as a witness said lubren checked on tyree, checking on him by nudging his head with his boot. >> i looked at my brother, and i thought, that is a corpse. but he was naked. he was covered in feces and vomit. those are the last images of my brother and the last thing this man did for him is kick his head. >> reporter: they want to share these photos of michael. as more details are expected to be released during the hearing. a college student who died in a hail of bullets. four san francisco police officers are accused of pulling the triggers. aztec dancers led a spirited
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rally today calling for justice for alex nueto. he was shot 14 times in a park in 2014. officers said they believed he was pointing a gun at them. he was actually carrying a taser, which his family says was licensed and needed for his job. the family is suing the city and police for wrongful death. three san francisco sheriff's deputies are being charged tonight, accused of ordering inmates to fight each other against their will. prosecutors say the jailhouse fight club incidents occurred last march. the sheriff says so far she doesn't believe other deputies are involved. >> i will say this, what i saw more of was people not knowing what they were seeing, not understanding what was going on. and i think that to me is what happened. >> one of the deputies facing charges is no long we are the department. the other two are working in position where is they do not have contact with inmates. his appointment was no
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surprise today. san jose officially named a new police chief. "abc7 news" was at city hall in san jose today as eddie garcia was sworn in. he took over after the departure of the police chief in january. he thanked his family and made a few jokes directed at his children. >> madison, just so you know, all of this has been a plan to make sure every boy knows what your dad does. >> boys, don't mess with the chief. he started working for the police department in 1992. snow packed by in the sierra and not what the water experts were hoping for, not nearly enough to bail us out of the drought. wayne freedman is live with the tale of the tape. wayne? >> reporter: good afternoon, dan. experts say the water behind me at fulsome lake is higher than
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they've seen it in 2 1/2 years, but in a good year, if i took a few steps back, i would be standing in the water. so what we have here is a mixed bag. for most californians, these treks through the snow are interesting for one reason only. it's the snow show. after 35 years, we could also call it the frank gierke show. he's the guy pushing down the plunger, then measuring the snow for depth and weighing it for water content. >> a lot of scientists are ritualistic in that it is repetitive. >> reporter: they use the same equipment in the same spots on the first tuesday of every winter month. >> the whole idea is to eliminate any variability apart from the water content. >> reporter: the reality this
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winter, not as food as hoped. sometimes pretty pictures pour tend bad news. that water used to be snow, then it's melting early. what began as a wet winter, el nino stalled last month. here at phillip's station, depth measured 58.3 inches. if you could talk to el nino, what would the message be? >> pretty poor performance, considering the hype. >> reporter: translaided -- translated, californians will not be dying of thirst this summer, but the drought continues. wayne freedman, "abc7 news." >> not what we were hoping for. >> but we should get help with the rain tomorrow. >> sandhya, how much? >> a quarter to three quarters of an inch.
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let me show you live doppler 7 hd. snow coming this weekend for the sierra nevada. tracking a few clouds. there were a few sprinkles around the ukiah area, trace amounts. it's a weak system that passed through. but we have another system that is on the way. on our storm impact scale, one is light, five is severe. the one that's coming in tomorrow night going into thursday morning, it's a light system of the quarter to three quarters of an inch of rain expected. as we look at the hour by hour timeline, tomorrow evening just clouds at 5:00 p.m. but notice the rain starts to move in between 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. it's going to be light to moderate rain. there's a stronger storm that's coming. it arrives this wmd. we'll take a look at the details of all of that and what that might bring coming up. dan, krissen? >> sandhya, thank you. we're learning more about a surfer who went missing off the coast. the sheriff's depth thinks the
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man is 25-year-old michael dwyer of brisbane. his family reported him missing last night when he didn't return home. investigators say his car was found nearby. >> pg and e crews have just finishing that large pine tree. it took down some power lines and the highway was closed in both directions until a short while ago. the biggest single day of primary voting is well under way on this super tuesday. voters are heading to the polls in 12 states. donald trump and hillary clinton are expected to pick up a large number of delegates. here are some first results. hillary clinton is the winner in georgia, alabama, virginia, and tennessee. but bernie sanders projected to win in vermont. in the gop race, donald trump is projected to take georgia, alabama, massachusetts, and
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tennessee. political analyst carla marinucci says tonight could solidify trump's campaign. >> donald trump has had a huge controversy the last couple of days with the klu klux klan issue. but it may not hurt him tonight. if that's the case, he could be unstoppable going forward to the next bunch of primaries on march 15. >> mr. trump was supported by men, voters without college degrees, lower income voters and very conservative voters. a san jose city councilman will challenge two fellow democrats for a congressional seat. he will run for the 17th congressional district seat, held by veteran mike honda. he has spent nine years on the san jose city council and most people expected him to return to his job in the tech industry. but he says voters need an alternative to the others already in the race. congressman mike honda and his perennial rival. san francisco supervisors
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are hoping to put pressure on the national parks service to not change its policy. supervisors rallied with dog owners outside of city hall. they're considering a resolution to oppose a plan to limit dog areas in the golden gate national recreation area, which includes ocean beach. some current off-leash areas would be off limits to dogs. >> they've come out and said hey, maybe we're going to have more areas where you have to keep your dogs on leash. that is something that will be acceptable. but they did not do that. >> the national park service says the dog management plan is meant to protect wildlife and make the parks enjoyable for everyone. visitors won't have to pay fees at six locations. money from the county's general fund will be used to cover the lost revenue. officials are increasing
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pressure to drop plans to charge fees at more locations along the coast. it's been rumored for years and now it's true. up next, the communities about to lose their daily newspapers. as women come forward, inspired by lady gaga's oscar performance, we're hearing from two bay area survivors who were on stage with the singer. a story you'll see only on "abc7 news." also ahead, former captive jaycee due guard is opening up about they are life of freedom. a world's first, and it's happening in the bay area. we're going behind the they say denny's 7-pepper sbut how crazy could it be...
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denny's new crazy spicy skillet. denny's. welcome to america's diner. this is "abc7 news." women are sharing personal stories after being inspired by
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a powerful oscar moment. lady gaga's performance has women revealing their histories of sexual abuse. in the past 48 hours, two women have come forward, actress jamie king and jade roper from "the bachelor." two bay area women shared the stage with lady gaga. laura? >> reporter: students here at uc berkeley have been at the forefront of the fight against sexual assault on college campuses. on oscar night, some of them were center stage with lady gaga. ♪ it was one of the most memorable moments of the oscars, and for many, the most emotional. >> it was very surrooel. >> reporter: and she was there on stage beside lady gaga, with 50 other survivors of sexual assault. >> it was very emotional. we were all holding each other's
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hands. i was in tears before the curtains came up. when we were walking off stage, celebrities were standing to kind of hug us and we were so in shock. >> reporter: here are some of bircher's photos from backstage with vice president joe biden, bree larson and with lady gaga, herself a survivor of sexual abuse. >> to have the vice president have this global superstar bring attention to this issue is so important. >> reporter: sophie was there, too. we spoke with her via skype from boston. >> she was talking to us about how she hadn't really processed what had happened until this moment and she was so glad we were all there with her. >> reporter: in the end, these men and women hope the message behind the emotion is that one life lives on, long after the applause has died down. laura anthony, "abc7 news." jaycee dugard will release a
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new memoir in july on how she adjusted to life after her 18-year captivity. the book is the second memoir she has written. the first book "a stolen life" described her abduction and captivity. in 1991 she was kidnapped from her neighborhood and held in the backyard of her captor's home. she gave birth to two daughters during her captivity. half a dozen bay area newspapers will become just two publications. four east bay papers, including the contra costa times, will become the east bay times. in silicon valley, san jose mercury news will become the america news. a driver hit and killed a mountain lion in sonoma county. these pictures are from the fire department there. here's the strange part. no driver was at the scene, but
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officials say part of the vehicle was found in the roadway. santa clara county deputies are raising money to pay the medical bills of this dog named charlie. it was hit by a train last night. deputies have set up a go fund me page and we have a link on our website, abc7news.com. we'll be going to legendary -- but only if performed by middle and high school students. here's education reporter lyanne melendez. >> reporter: school of rock the musical has been a hit on broadway with some new music composed by andrew lloyd weber. then came the news he had other
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plans. >> he was going to release the rights to a select number of schools around the country and i was joking with my mom saying oh, i bet osa is going to do it. >> reporter: they received a call to ask if the school was willing to be the first. >> when we learned that lloyd weber had his touch and approval on it, we jumped at the opportunity. >> reporter: students have only had a few weeks to prepare. they do it all themselves from the makeup, stage design and costumes to playing the instruments. >> dewey is just a really fun character. he's so crazy. i think it's something people want to be sometimes. ♪ >> are you tired? good. that's how you should be.
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>> reporter: right now the audience won't have access to this part of the theeuate because of renovations. instead, they'll be right here on stage with the performers. the san francisco production is scheduled to run eight performances beginning this thursday at the current under construction. all performances are sold out. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, "abc7 news." >> looks terrific. and here is a live picture. this is the red carpet at the film festival in san jose. >> it's opening night of the two-week festival. >> sandhya patel has the forecast. some changes coming our way. >> right now a breeze is coming through and the wind has switched directions, so it feels cooler. let me show you live doppler 7 hd. today, fs upper 60s to low 70s.
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live doppler 7 hd showing you clouds and now some sun from our golden gate bridge camera. temperatures have dropped down to the 60s in san francisco, oakland, san jose 68. morgan hill still 70 degrees. half moon bay 61. here's a live look from our lake tahoe camera. they will be seeing snow but not immediately. it's a chance of showers thursday. snow levels high and friday as well. by the weekend, they are looking at snow coming in. temperatures, low to mid 60s. 67 in livermore. and a live look here, it's a beautiful look there. rain arrives wednesday afternoon through thursday morning. wet and windy for your weekend and unsettled pattern next week. the first system coming in tomorrow night through thursday morning will bring generally a quarter to three quarters of an inch of rain. a one on our storm impact scale. partly cloudy tomorrow morning.
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we head towardsç tomorrow evenig and you notice rain moving in at 8:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m., it starts to slide into the east bay and san francisco. by midnight, it's still across the northern and central portion of the bay area. it will take a while before it reaches the south bay. and the rainfall intensity will lighten as it heads that way. by 4:00 a.m. thursday, you're still looking at some wet roadways for the start of the commute. 5:00 a.m., scattered light to moderate showers. and those showers continue at 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. but very limited in coverage by the afternoon, things wind down, only to get ready for the next system heading into friday. this first one is expected to bring anywhere between a quarter to three quarters of an inch of rain. and here is where the next system comes in. so friday night is when we're expecting showers ahead of the next storm. that rain returns and it really gets going on saturday and sunday. that's when we'll see stronger winds and heavier rainfall.
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sunday, we may see some thunder. tomorrow morning, mid 40s to the low 50s. partly cloudy skies to start off. low temperatures in the mid 60s to low 70s. so we'll continue to see those numbers falling a few degrees on wednesday. still going to be mild, and then you look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. on our storm impact scale wednesday night into thursday, we have a one. friday night into saturday a two as it is going to turn wet and windy. sunday is a stormy day. we'll see the potential for thunderstorms, cooler weather, also a two on the storm it fact scale with a chance of showers monday and slight chance tuesday. even beyond the accuweather seven-day forecast, kristen and dan, looks like some juicy storms, perhaps tapping into the pineapple moisture near hawaii. breaking news in the east bay and walnut creek.
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this is live pictures from sky 7 hd. >> we see a car that's driven into a building. we understand that is a panda express restaurant actually at 2280 oak grove road in walnut creek. one person has been tratranspor to the hospital. >> again, sky 7 hd over a panda express in walnut creek.
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many people love waffles for breakfast or any time. >> exactly. you, i know. if you want to make some, michael finney has what you need to know. >> i loved helping with this report. which waffle maker makes the very best waffles? and just as important to me, they also tasted maple syrups. plate fulls of waffles on a weekend morning are a treat for
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many families. they're easy, fun to make and delicious. if you feel like you're missing out, consumer reports tried out half a dozen of the most popular waffle makers on the market. the machines were tested on their high and low settings, scored on whether both sides brown the same and how consistent they were from batch to batch. some took a lot of practice to turn out a perfect waffle, like this belgian waffler from nordic ware. it cooks on the stove but isn't always evenly cooked. consumer reports found that it consistently turns out evenly brown waffles that could be toasted to your liking, light or dark. but the west is the $100 quizenart break fast simple. the plates are also removable to
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make cleanup easy. but wait, your waffle isn't complete until a dose of maple syrup, the real stuff from trees. ellen claus says her team found all were pretty good. so which should you buy? >> our suggestion is to buy by price. >> some choices, trader joe's 100% maple syrup from vermont. pancake syrup is much cheaper, but it's made with artificial coloring and fruitcose corn syrup. >> thanks, michael. >> just ahead, a different kind of super tuesday. >> astronaut scott kelly's return after nearly a
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bailey city, dublin, and all the bay area. this is "abc7 news." >> i'm ama daetz in the "abc7 news" room. coming up new at 6:00, a look at the new technology being promoted at the world's largest security coverage. and dan is inside the courtroom for the start of the civil trial. strong opinions today what he was armed with a taser when he was shot by police. and a new beginning tonight for valentine, the colt found at the bottom of a ravine. all that, plus much more coming up on "abc7 news" at 6:00. >> great, thanks, ama. imagine this, driving down a road and seeing this picture, a fireball lit up the sky over scotland last night. >> witnesses say they heard a
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sonic boom right before they saw this. it is believed to have been a meteor. astronaut scott kelly shows us his last sun rise from space today after nearly a one-year mission. >> he and two other astronauts are on their way back to earth as we speak. >> they said goodbye and undocked less than half an hour ago from the international space station. in the end, he will have spent 340 days in space, the longest nasa mission ever. >> he is expected to be back on the earth around 7:20 our time. scientists will compare him and his brother when he returns. >> they want to figure out if humans could survive a trip to mars. "world news tonight" is up next. i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm dan ashley. for all of us here, we appreciate your time as always and hope to see you again in half hour. >> have a great day.
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breaking news tonight. the results coming in right now. the super tuesday showdown. as we come on the air in the west, who is winning where? what the voters are saying. what's driving them at the polls? and can donald trump be stopped? the high stakes battle across a dozen states. trump and his 11th hour pitch. >> i can do practically anything. >> marco rubio and ted cruz, battling to take trump down. >> donald trump will be an embarrassment to america. >> donald trump could be a disaster. and hillary clinton tonight, and her pivot to the national race. how she would take on trump and the republicans. >> they're now running their campaigns based on insults. long lines at this hour. will there be record-setting turnout? and could voters be sending trump and clinton on a possible collision course this november? abc's powerhou

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