tv ABC7 News 1100PM ABC March 18, 2016 1:07am-1:38am PDT
now the new normal. tonight b. ncha.r.t. is telling passengers the delays could last indefinitely. >> a bus bridge between two east bay stations is expected to continue tomorrow and possibly beyond that. >> the transit agency is blaming an electrical problem between those two stations which damaged about 50 cars yesterday. b.a.r.t. says it still hasn't been able to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem. >> as a result, there is now delays throughout the entire b.a.r.t. system because there are fewer cars to run because there were so many damaged yesterday. >> live at the north concord system where commuter tempers are bubbling. >> reporter: today was a rough one for commuters and many say they're not sure how much more they can take. bus shuttles continue to run
nonstop between north concord and pittsburg stations. b.a.r.t. riders should get used to hearing that. shuttles between north concord stations and bay point could run indefinitely. >> this is not how i wanted to end my day. >> reporter: trying to get home to antioch. >> they need to fix the problem. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. isn't sure what's causing a mysterious track problem that's already sent 55 cars to the repair shop. a semiconductor device that allows the tracks to move. they are pricey and cause weeks to order. the fallout is longer delays. >> 28 delays for the first train
and then crowded. >> reporter: mary diaz who is handicap letting train after train go by because she couldn't find a seat. >> i can't get on a train like that. >> reporter: the next one may be packed as well. >> what i can do? >> reporter: mary made the next train. steve says there's a disconnect with b.a.r.t. >> one poblgt they're paying 16% raises for management and out of the other they say they don't have any money. the new problem has no quick fix. abc7 news. b.a.r.t. has taken a lot of criticism on social media but it's not backing down. communications directly is candidly responding to many's questions. saying it's the problem of an outdated rail system.
>> it doesn't do government any good to say nothing. there's a tendency in government to be overly cautious. >> in the last couple of days b.a.r.t. has been mentioned in twitter more than 1.2 million times, ten times more than normal. the abc7 morning news will be have more at 7:00 a.m. get updates on b.a.r.t. with the abc7 app. police arrested a man after they said he crashed an out-of-commission ambulance. at 8:45 tonight the one-time ambulance slammed into the garden planter outside of a home. officers took the driver and passenger into cuss today. new at 11:00 from the peninsula, renewed effort to get rid of a dangerous mosquito for transmitting diseases including the zika virus you've heard so much about. those mosquitos have been discovered in menlo park where lisa is live for us.
>> reporter: holy cross cemetery is basically ground zero for the mosquitos. they arrived in this area and then quickly spread to the university heights neighborhood. this is an '80s aedes aegypti. they can carry dangerous diseases. they're in this one menlo park neighborhood. >> you don't expect that to be here up. expect that to be in other parts of the world. not in menlo park. >> reporter: aedes aegypti arrived three years ago. experts believe a family must have moved here from a more tropical region and mosquitos laid eggs in their potted plant. before they left menlo park, the eggs hatched and thrived. these mosquitos aren't like most other ftypes. aedes aegypti prefer to feed on humans, more during dusk than dawn and continue to eat over
and over again. >> those in menlo park should be worried. >> reporter: aedes aegypti eggs were last found in may. >> if someone is living or comes from brazil, comes to our neighborhood, the mosquito bites that person, it can be easily transmitted. >> reporter: mosquito control officials believe chances are very low, still they want the mosquito gone. the best way to do that is to get rid of standing water. abc7 news. 4100 university students can start getting the second dose of meningitis vaccine. everyone vaccinated has to wait at least 30 days before getting the second vaccine. the university will offer the vaccine tomorrow and april 6th, 7th and 8th. the fbi is releasing new
information this evening about the santa clara man accused of stabbing four people. he believe they may have self-radicalized. officials say mohammed's laptop contained pro-isis propaganda and he visited isis and other extreme sites beforehand. as they continue their search for stabbing victim. the video from november shows the moment the stabbing happened. police say the suspect got into an argument with another hand outside the bar on lincoln avenue. he say he stabbed the man and took off. also in san jose, police have arrested an assistant track coach they believe had sex with students. he works at mt. pleasant high school. the victims are a 17-year-old
student and 14-year-old student. the investigation began on monday. services arrested garcia on tuesday. today lawyers for the man suspected of killing morgan hill teen asked for time to evaluate the dna evidence. they say the dna on her pants matched 12 people, including torres, who was charged with her murder. the dna will be important because her body has not been found. legal analyst told us today torres' attorneys will have a tough time overcoming it. >> friends and family are expected to continue their search for lamar this weekend. a construction worker who fell 53 stories to his death in l.a. today didn't have permission to be that high. his company said he only had clearance to be on the first three floors. it's not clear what led him to
paul. the building he was working on, the wilshire brand, will soon be the tallest building west of the mississippi. a homeless san francisco man got his big award after he helped point police toward two orange county escaped inmates. chapman holding his $100,000 check presented by todd spitzer. president obama stayed neutral in the race for the white house, but still to come -- a new sign the commander in chief may be getting ready for an endorsement. thousands of high school seniors found out they were admitted to a bay area university. only problem? they never applied to the school. plus, crossing the border. getting to mexico is now as easy as pushing a button. i'm abc7 news meteorologist.
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now to your voice, your vote. the fbi is investigating a computer hack of republican presidential candidate donald trump. the group anonymous says it leaked his cell phone number. trump is generating new backlash by threatening riots if he doesn't get nominated. >> reporter: hillary clinton says she's getting waerd calls from around the world about a possible donald trump presidency. >> i'm having foreign leaders ask if they can endorse me to stop donald trump. i mean, this is up to americans, thank you very much. and donald trump is not easing fears about his candidacy when predicting riots if he loses
nominations at the gop convention this summer. >> i think you'd have riots. i think you'd have riots. i'm representing a tremendous -- many, millionings of people. i think you'd have riots like never seen before. i think bad things would happen. i wouldn't lead it but think bad things would happen. >> reporter: that statement denounced by republican leaders. >> to even address or hint to violence is unacceptable. >> he's running for president of the united states. if this kind of language is an outrage. >> reporter: as for hillary clinton, there's a possible turning point coming in the race. "the new york times" report president obama told donors it's nearing the time for sanders' campaign to come to an end and for democrats to unite behind hillary. the white house denies the president was endorsing clinton but did say this -- >> our success in november in electing a democratic president
will depend on the commitment and ability of the democratic party to come together behind our nominee. >> reporter: abc news, washington. thousands of proceed sective uc-santa cruz students were accepted. they sent 4,000 students a letter saying, congratulations on your acceptance to uc-santa cruz. those students hadn't even applied. they apologize and say they sent the e-mail to the wrong list. "the new york times" says they talked with employees who say they would rather leave their high-paying jobs instead of creating software that could potentially open any phone. if they refuse to assist, apple could face hefty fines. apple and the fbi will be back in court tuesday to argue their
cases. uber will be able to cross into tijuana, mexico, from san diego. the moment passengers will have to find another way back across the border into the united states. millions of americans celebrated one of the world's great cultures. >> it was st. patrick's day in san francisco. that means a block party in the alley next to irish bank. >> they were jamming to gaelick/modern rock. in san jose a special treat at o'flaherty pub. these girls are from the irish academy of dance. we had a little luck of the irish today in the weather department with all the celebrations. beautiful day in the bay area. capped off by an equally nice sunset. >> we captured this scene in san
francisco. so nice up. >> the forecast. >> you saw how sunny it was. especially with that fog coming in, dan. a live doppler hd showing you the entire coast is sopped in. temperatures right now in the 50s. we still have a few 60s in san jose and concord so mild in those locations. after a warm day, we've cooled off nicely thanks to the sea breeze and fog. look how warm it got, up to 80. 81 in antioch. many other areas were in the 70s today. you can pretty much say good-bye to those readings. we're expecting a cooldown from our camera. you can see the fog coming into the financial district new morning fog for your friday cooler for the afternoon. spring begins at 9:30 at night and rain continues on sunday. take a look at what's ahead for your morning commute. you'll have fog around, not just near the coast but around the
bay as well. pockets of low visibility may slow down your commute. eventually we will see the rain, but before we get to the rain, i do want to show you encouraging news. drought watch from january of this year 2016. look at how much of the bay area was covered in extreme and severe drought. look what happens. all that recent rain has made a difference. much of the bay area now in the lowest category of the drought. abnormally dry. when you take a look at the wider picture here, i want to caution you that much of california is still in exceptional drought so the drought is not over. we have made progress. on that note we bring in impact scale. we rank our storms and will continue to do it not just winter but spring as well if we have those systems. we have one coming in. it's a light system. breezy conditions are expected. here's your hour-by-hour timeline. going into sunday is when the north bay will get the rain.
it will spread around 3:00. it won't be very organized. 5:00 p.m. we're still seeing wet roadways and then showers going into monday. for the sunday part of the system, we are expecting light rain totals up to about a quarter to a third. inch in the north bay, a tenth of an inch elsewhere. first thing tomorrow morning when you get going, you may need to leave a little earlier. temperatures low 30s to the low 50s so you need to bundle up as well. for the afternoon, biggest change you'll notice, there are no 80s on the board. we'll see pry mraerl 60s and 70s. still pleasant, 63 in san francisco. 69, santa rosa. 68 in san mateo. tomorrow right through monday, temperatures will drop. spring arrives saturday night at 9:30 p.m. saturday we have a one on our
as you're thinking about lacing up toes shoes this weekend, nike released new images of it's power-lacing shoes. >> nike will sell a new running shoe with adaptive lacing, the answer to self-lacing back to the future shoe. the nike hyper1.0 will be available to nike plus. >> the price of the shoes has not been released but we know is it will come in three colors. just in time for the 2016 holiday season. hyperadapt 1.0. >> but i have no download the app. can't i just buy them? can't i just have the shoes? >> no, no, you must download the app. >> sports upsets galore in day one of the ncaa tournament. ther
the first game against hawaii in the ncaa in 11 1/2 hours. they'll be without point guard tyrone wallace who broke his right hand. arizona's sean miller sweating through his shirt against wichita state because the wildcats were having trouble against them 37 coast to coast, down 11 at the break. miller changes his shirt. morris, like the original shaq throwing it down. all shockers. wichita state, 65-55. utah was the only one in pac-12. 11 seed taking on seton hall taking on damontis. inside. 21 points, 14 bardz. zags upset sixth seed, seton hall. arkansas/little rock came back from a 13-point deficit in
the final 3:30. purdue's hagan splash-like. overtime. ryan cline missed a free throw to put them up three, forcing double o.t. oshg oshg-little rock knocks off purdue. yashlgs their first ncaa appearance since 1962 versus baylor. yale up by double digits in the second half. ten seconds, lead down by two. lester memford loses the ball behind the back. yale a temperature, first ncaa victory. two victories over washington and boston, sharks facing a trap game. joe has some fans in arizona. sharks have trouble clearing the puck. stone the shot ricochets off
matt nieto in front. second period, sharks, chris tyranny's skate, the puck ricochets off the skate but they say he kicked it in. sharks had two goals disallowed. ten minutes later, hurdle ties it 1-1. all kinds of traffic. shane doan, i'm not sure if the goalie saw the shot coming. 3-1, coyotes. the two disallowed goals turned out to be the difference in this game. abc7 sports brought to you by river rocca seen notice. we'll be up bright and early -- not that early. for me it's early. >> cal versus hawaii, my alma mater. i'll be wearing green tomorrow because those are the hawaii colors. i forgot today. >> i offered my necklace. >> it's