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we heard from both the mayor and chief of oakland police because several officers are under investigation. >> abc7 news joins us live with the story. melanie? >> we heard the mayor and police chief call the allegations serious. we're talking about police officers and two on administrative leave for an investigation ongoing since a at 2515. and they're very concerned and had skepticism despite her death was ruled, that same opd officer submitted and that sue site prompted the investigation underway into the
sexual misconduct of three officers. the da is conducting an investigation. >> criminal misconduct on the part of police officers we owe that to the residents and to the hard working men and women of the opd to to continue to do a good job. >> truly, tragic. this type of conduct is happening at this moment in time. with this department, granted, has much more work to do but made so much progress. >> bomb said the conduct is expected to be at the highest level whether or not on duty. and going forward, opd will notify appropriate any suspicion of criminal activity for an
officer whether or not that officer is on duty at the time. >> in pittsburgh, fire crews are on the scenes of a with thor rescue at the marina. we're told four people went into the water. all of the people are out of the water and yes. for breaking news follow us on twitter on abc7 news bay area. a amtrak train slammed in a truck today, killing three people this afternoon in a rural part of madera county. investigators believe a freight train was stopped at a crossing. the amtrak train was on a second set of tracks as it headed to oakland. >> san francisco police are
investigating an accident involving a bicyclist riding south on second street. you can find a link on our website and tonight at 11:00 you're going to hear from the cyclist who has hit. a judge accused of san francisco police officer of perjury. this is the video the judge saw that led to a dismissal in this case. vic lee joins us live with the story. >> prosecutors had no idea lawyers for brandon simpson had a security video. that video that would result in the case being dismissed. officer nicholas buckley signed a sworn declaration detailing
arrest last december in the tender loin. he was testified before judge charles drier. and repeated that he and his partner had just broken up a dice game, that he engaged simpson who looked suspiciously at him, ignored commands, and tried to sprint up the hill. that is when they found a gun. >> they told bold faced lies to the judge and u.s. attorney. >> after buckley testified, simpson's lawyer showed the court a security video from an apartment building. they interact with simpson. there is no evidence he acted aggressively. nor did he try to escape. they grab him quickly and take
him down. others arrive and help. >> the they went up to this man and grabbed him for no reason. >> prosecutors asked the judge to drop the charges. the judge said it was in a front to all of us and he was deeply saddened. in an unusual move, the judge ordered prosecutors to give copies of the video to chief suhr. simpson was released yesterday thanks to the video. the question is, will the officer be charged with perjury under oath? san francisco police department tells us they have launched an investigation. >> a late night shooting brings total to 20 shootings since november. last night's shooting happened in hercules.
a 25-year-old was shot in the legs, tleeted. officers don't believe the shootings have been random acts. >> work is underway to replace a brick sewer main. the sink hole developed on mission street near new montgomery tuesday night. a car got caught when it opened up. no one was hurt. >> now, your voice, your vote. today marks 25 days until the presidential primary. the secretary of state spoke about finding ways to expand and diversify the electorate. >> we've lobbied for additional funding so we have more points, not less. we have more helpers in
languages other than english, not less. >> he says he is encouraged by the increase in voter registration this year. californians have ten days left to register to vote and you can request a vote by mail ballot through the end of may. >> governor brown released his spending plan with an increase of nearly $3 billion. medical spending holds steady, and the governor says state leaders need to anticipate leaner times. >> instead of pulling back, the state of california accelerated spending and made the budget cuts more painful. >> buy law, legislators must
send the governor a final spending plan by june 15th. >> hump back whales been spotted in the san francisco bay. we're live with the bird's eye view. lyanne? >> well, you know they didn't tell anyone, they wanted to keep it a secret, hoping they'd quietly just swim away. around 3:00 this afternoon, three whales were spotted near baker beach. they have been feeding on fish going in and out of the bay. they prefer crills but but
they're in colder, deeper waters. when running out of food, they leave the area. that is what researchers hope will happen. marine biologist worry about a ship striking one of the whales. a whale in front of a ship doesn't hear it that way. so they don't have time to react. >> people gathered to watch them. the spokesperson for the farallons sanctuary says they're asking boaters and tide surfers to keep a distance. >> we can't intervene. we can get the word out that the responsible thing to do is rig the impulse. >> in san francisco, abc7 news.
a sky-diving team landed upside down in lodi. >> and how many owe drivers cheat the carpool lanes and why that costs so much federal fund lg. >> the weather is turning cooler and drizzly. >> to have a letter from arlington saying her service doesn't count, she doesn't matter. it's heart breaking. >> meet the woman who took on
a fairfield couple found themselves in an ordeal when becoming involved in a water rescue. >> the couple is winding down the trip, abc7 news reporter chris nguyen has the story. >> it was supposed to be an enjoyable ride, but the trip became remember rabl for the wrong reasons. >> if you don't know why you don't want it to cause more people in danger. >> the couple, both licensed private pilots from fairfield, spotted a paddle boater.
so the family went to the man but things went down hill fast. >> this family boat cap sized. many people in the water at once. and is a lot of pressure. >> buckley juched in to help get the family as well as the man rescued to safety. >> very upsetting and frightening. also, take action, get everybody moving, quickly. >> everyone on board was wearing a life jacket. they're hoping people will help them out. >> anyone is going to respond in our nature. >> chris nguyen, abc7 news. >> a new study finds rampant
misuse of carpool lanes in the bay area. 24% of the drivers in the hov lanes are there illegally. and into afternoon and evening, 19% are solo. sometimes, all it takes is getting caught once. >> do you cheat? no. i did get caught. >> that stopped you? >> yes. $375. >> almost two thirds of the hov lanes are too clogged to meet standard, requiring cars drive 45 miles per hour almost all the time. >> congress has sent president obama a bill that in the minds of many a right to snub women aviators. it dan with a woman starting a petition here in the bay area.
>> reporter: the airplane might serve as a tippoff. look around jean's home in menlo park. she flew airplanes as an elite member of the womens' air force service pilot. testing and delivering military planes. they were waiting for confirmation. they lived in barracks and flew every plane, complicated machines. often in difficult conditions. >> we knew for water towers with the name of the town were our best navigating aid. we didn't have the radio guides. >> they only received recognition by the veteran's
administration in the 1970s, then, last year, they declared no more room to inter them. >> we have 175,000 signatures. >> this week, congress reinstated the honor. thank tiffany miller who wrote a petiti petition. >> to not be able to lay her to rest is heart breaking. to have a letter from arlington saying her service doesn't count, she doesn't matter, it's heart breaking. we knew we had to make it right. >> now, she has. >> it's nice to have the option but she did marry a navy man. >> no. my husband was buried at seaa ad we're going to have a kayak
tour. >> let's talk about the weather forecast. >> getting cooler out there. isn't it? might see drizzle before the system passes through. we have sunshine and clouds forming here and there. and some may drop a sprinkle or two. notice how much cooler it is at this hour inland. around the bay, there is a very little change here and there. so we go to the view from mount tam. 69 in morgan hill, 57 half moon bay. this is a lovely view from emeryville camera.
looking over san francisco, you can see just puffs of cludz going by. tomorrow, a drizzly start, then, we'll have a warmer pattern developing monday and continuing into mid week. low temperatures in low to mid-50s. at 7:00 this evening, just how low clouds and fog will advance inland. and friday, storm system likely to develop and looking farther into the future, you can see line of drizzle. and if you'd like to get
on. near 70s around the bay. low to mid-70s inland. sunday, it's beta breakers day. sunshine peeking through at 9:00 a.m. by 11:00 we'll see the breeze picking up. here is the accu-weather forecast. high temperatures mid-70s and warming up again monday. tuesday, wednesday, high temperatures upper 80s inland and mid to upper 60s on the coast. and moderating towards the end of the week. >> next, what finance fans did
>> this time we're going to show you 100 people and you can look at the people. just to get their pictures taken today. it was busy from the start. fans tell us they called in sick to work. >> this is a once in opportunity. >> there are no chances. they got it already. >> that is right. doug brought out his giant number one finninger for the picture and steph and
having fun. you can get your picture taken, too. until 9:00 tonight. >> thank you. and it is a good time to be a ports fan now. sharks moved on with a route and the final 5-0. the team will be on the road this sunday. >> a san francisco experience takes place this sunday. beta breakers is the longest running foot rays in the world. 50,000 people took place last year. abc7 news will have race coverage and we'll stream before the start of the race. you can watch through the news app and enable push alerts to
get information and be sure to check that out. >> you've heard the slogan made in america before. soon, you can hear made in san francisco more often. >> yes. at 6:00 growing number of manufacturers who are making it here. >> and next, piecing together a series of crimes that left two men dead and sent a suspect to court today. >> how often do you have to change your motor oil? we took the car to thee shops and got three different answers. coming up, 7 on your side
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a man charged with two murders and crimes made a court appearance today, one victim was found shot to death in a hem. the car was likely the get away vehicle. >> the driver was in court today facing charges. abc7 news reporter david louie has the story. >> reporter: weapons, redmond and an accomplice broke into a home in the santa cruz mountains. they put a gun to the head of harden's adult son, demanding them to lead them to money.
the report says they beat the son with a mallit. >> this was a violent home invacation that took place and as a result, the victim, the individual was murdered. >> robert harden was killed with a shot tolt head. harden was not home when the invasion occurred but when he returned there was a struggle and the accomplice was seriously wounded in the arm, near death when the car chase ended. deputies found a note with the victim's address and a note to get more bullets. >> because of the fact that we have not even confirmed his identity, i don't want to speculate to what his relationships may have been. >> the wife, siblings and friends of the victim attended redmond's court appearance but told me they're not ready to talk to reporters.
the couple had three children. redmond might replace his public defender with a private attorney. the trial of the man accused of killing sierra lamar may not start next month. torres filed a motion for a new attorney which his lawyer said would delay the trial another year. the judge says he can refile it later. sierra lamar was 15 when she disappeared from a school bus stop. her body was never found. >> a billion dollar investment leads to tonight's bay area business watch. that is how much money apple has sunk into uber's biggest rival in china. this largest single investment
it's received. the dow plummeted 185 points. >> tesla is adding an inventive to buyers, giving a tax waiver if they come to the fremont factory to pick up the vehicle. state officials hope they'll spend money on tourism and makeup for lost tax revenue. >> we're used to labels that say made in china, but how about made in san >> reporter: a new shipment just arrived. >> we have fabric from around the world.
>> it's part of the cut loose clothing factory. it makes and ships clothes from around the world. >> 10, 15 years ago it would have been lucrative. >> rosemary says china is more expensive. >> everything you make starts out white? >> pretty much. >> nothing gets dyed until ordered. >> this is one of the most-popular colors. we call it wasabi. >> cut loose isn't unusual. there are 650 businesses manufacturing in san francisco. employing 5700 people. >> who don't necessarily have a college degree and to provide them with a pathway to a steady job. >> that is the mission of sf made. >> there are program that's help
workers. >> sand pace. >> ed is making beer. >> we love kind of the soul of san francisco. and love the water from hetch hetchy to make our beer delicious. >> shop floor makes furniture the old fashioned way. >> the older equipment is much better. >> you might not know it's here. >> the brewery brings in customers to the showroom. >> that makes it work. >> absolutely. >> today, the president issued a directive to all states that transgender students in public schools be allowed to use a bath are many that matches gender identity. >> how california has been a test case for the nation. this is stuck into peoples
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the from the side of a cliff. there is one firefighter that is on the side of the cliff with the hiker. just before we came out to this shot yoll see there are more emergency personnel at the top of the hill assisting. and earl hiker, we reporte on breaking news in pittsburgh. contra costa county fire crews helped rescue people from the water. three were taken to the hospital. you can hear latest breaking news at abc7 news. >> and yesterday, near lodi, a sky-diving trip started experiencing engine problems. the pilot landed in a vineyard where he clipped a truck. only a pilot had a minor injury. investigators will interview him
and review records to figure out what went wrong. a federal law requiring public schools to accommodate transgender students is brewing a controversy. a law just like it has been on the books since 2014. the at el cerrito high, that means transgender students have access to bathrooms. >> transgender people are what they want to be. the point of the united states is to be free. >> it's more frightening to have someone hide it and have to deal with the consequences. >> the law makes sure schools can accommodate transgender students without harassment. >> free wi-fi is available at coffee shops and hotels but how can you tell the real thing from the fakes?
. a controversial question in car care, when to change your oil. >> there is a lot of confusion. >> what to do, right? there is information to short this out. >> which do you follow? the sticker or your manual? that is what we're talking about here, now, a legislator wants to make sure they do. how often do you need to change your oil? we asked three different shops and got three answers. one told us 10,000 miles, this jiffy lube gave us a receipt that said 5,000.
and in concord, 3 to 4,000 miles. >> there is ht of confusion out there. what's happening is that consumers are responding to that information. >> it used to be clear. >> the state senator says the advice has been out of date for years. car makers vary by the type of car, oil used, and how you drive. >> some are recommending 10,000 miles. >> those guidelines are in your owner's manual but several told us most people never the company president told us
they no longer put a return schedule on the stickers but if a customer asks, they will provide it. >> if the driver has a set of driving conditions or needs or to have it, that is great. >> they're going to spend less money on oil changes and it's going to be better for the environment. >> some auto shop owners oppose the bill. and they want to be sure the same rules apply to all types of changing businesses.
this mechanic believes every car can go at least 5,000 miles and he says he tells summers that but is still using a 25 year old machine. >> this adds three months and 3,000 miles. >> he went back to using machines. >> was not an issue until today. i will look into it. >> now, in newer cars pay attention to the warning lights. if you lost a manual, there is a great tool online to help you find the recommendations for your car. i have a link.
to see my reports go to abc7news.com. >> great. thank you. >> it's time for the weekend. >> skies are mostly clear now, clouds surge during overnight hours. there may be showers and light rain. we expect to get morning drizzle. and into afternoon, high temperatures 60s on the coast to low to mid-60 and by tuesday, wednesday, highs into upper 80s. >> wow. >> thank you.
warriors went back to work today, steph curry and draymond green did work out. warriors face oklahoma city. and kevin dur yabt and russell westbrook are very, very dangerous. >> going into the series, just how okc turned around. and put that behind him. each game takes its own identity. >> everybody knows when they
click, they're good. >> check outer yens ross here exploding to the rim. this is with authority. miami up seven at the break. and sharks face st. louis blues on sunday. that is the 4th time they have reached a third round. and have not had much success there. they've been getting great performances. and that
and two batters later a roof shot. that is his first of the year. and geents play in arizona tonight. second round, famous 17 hole. today, will wilcox with a yellow golf ball. and it's five under. this close, too an eagle. abc7 sports brought to you by orchard smie and hardware. >> join us tonight at 9:00 the
one person still alive born in the 1800s. >> and sex acts, drinking, drugs and explosives. a school is warning parents about a dangerous game students are getting ready to play tonight. and join us for abc7 news at 11:00. >> finally tonight, a few thoughts about what really matters. the san francisco police department and chief are under pressure from protestors. a handful of cops exposed for sending racist and homophobic tests, unacceptable. hunger strikers are demanding the chief resign. and several supervisors are also
calling for his head. if i say or do anything outrageous on the air now, should my boss be fired? or just me? those answers depend on whether the person created a culture that condoned the behavior. what matters is that city leaders and police understand they're dealing with lives and livelihoods. the decision on who they are should be based on facts, not the fire storm. let me know what you think. >> that is going to do it for this edition of abc7 news. thanks for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. we appreciate your time. have a good evening.
from washington, d.c., this is the "jeopardy!" teachers tournament. for the deciding game, here are the three finalists. a sixth-grade english teacher from somerset, new jersey... a middle school english teacher from des moines, iowa... and an elementary bilingual teacher from joliet, illinois... and now from dar constitution hall, here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny gilbert. thank you again, ladies and gentlemen.
this is the last day of the teachers tournament for this year. so, we'll talk about money. first of all, i want to acknowledge our partner in the teachers tournament, farmers insurance, which each year gives $1 million in grant money to worthy teachers all around the country. [ applause ] next, the prize money for this tournament -- $100,000 to the winner, a guarantee of $50,000 for the runner-up, and a guarantee of $25,000 for the third-place finisher. now, the dollar figures you see in front of the contestants will be added to whatever they earn today to determine the champion. all right, now we go to work in this first round today. and here are your categories. not an apple.