tv ABC7 News 1100PM ABC August 17, 2016 11:00pm-11:36pm PDT
live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> developing news now at 11:00, pulled off the plane. two members of team usa are prevented from leaving the rio games. >> brazilian authorities say their story of a robbery doesn't add up. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz. they were on a plane bound for the u.s. when they were escorted off by police for questioning. >> they were with fellow swimmers ryan lochte and jimmy fagan when they say they were robbed at gunpoint. but brazilian authorities started poking holes in that story. >> indicate me -- katie has more. >> in the last hour an attorney said they were ordered to stay in brazil until they testified about the robbery. the olympic committee said
they were released with the understanding they would continue discussions. they were held by brazilian authorities at the airport in row crow for hours. in rio for hours. it was an hour and a half ago they made their way through a crush of cameras. ryan lochte already back in the u.s. as this unfolded. >> tonight abc news has learned brazilian police are having whether ryan lochte lied to authorities about the night he and three fellow swimmers were allegedly mugged at gunpoint. he told nbc on sunday. >> he pulled out his gun and cocked it and put it to my forehead. i put my hands up and said whatever. >> lochte said they flashed badges and dressed as police officers took their money, but not their phone. a brazilian judge issued a warrant to have the rooms searched and passports
confiscated on suspicion of providing a false report to police. they say the phones are critical and could determine where they were. lochte posted this snap chat in a club. court documents reveal the swellers say they left the club at 4:00 a.m. heading out on a 40-minute ride to the olympic village. according to the documents at 4:35 the swimmers say they were robbed. before 7:00 a.m., the group re-entered the village as seen on the security village obtained by daily mail.com. the judge says the time line does not match with surveillance video and the judge wondering why the men seemed so unphased even jovial in these images if they were really robbed at gunpoint. only later did they provide a statement. but they say they were so drunk they cooperate give money about the perpetrators, the vehicles the criminal used or the license plate information. lochte admitted to misleading
officials at first and denying any incident took place. lochte's lawyer said he gave statements to the state department and the fbi and says there is no question the robbery did occur. >> as for fegan he is communicating with the local authorities and intends to make statements. and a baby died in a car accident in san jose. she was eight months pregnant. the bay area news group says they were eabl to deliver her bar boy. as of this afternoon the infant was in critical condition. it was just after 2:00 on highway 101. the driver lost control and hit a parked bmw on the shoulder. the driver of the bmw was arrested of suspicion of being drunk. let's move to the massive wildfire moving out of control in southern california.
it broke out yesterday morning about 75 miles for the east of los angeles in san bernadino county. flames burned about 40 square miles so far. at this hour the fire is 4 pr contained so it will keep spreading. more than 82,000 people remain under evacuation. at least a dozen buildings have burned. we go now to the fire zone. >> this is nuts. fire on both sides of me. >> reporter: hundreds of firefighters are on the defensive fighting the massive and fast-moving blue cut fire on the ground and by air. >> this is a monster of a fire moving faster than any other fire i have seen in a longtime. >> the fire is showing no mercy on san bernadino county. two firefighters were injured and more than 82,000 residents forced to leave. officials telling everyone to follow their orders to get out. >> i think this is the worst i have ever seen. it is getting used to the idea
of being homeless. >> reporter: even the main road leading evacuees to safety is engulfed in flames. triple digit temperatures and the fierce winds are adding fuel to the fire. >> i can get the heat out and put it out and mitigate the smoke impacting the freeways. >> reporter: we do not know how many homes are structures have been damaged by this fire. there is a little good news though. the firefighters are telling us the fire is now at least 4% contained. abc news. >> let's continue our team coverage with sandhya patel and live doppler 7hd and a look at the fire line conditions. sandhya? >> right now you notice it is 78 degrees near the blue cut fire. the relative humidity has come up and the wind has tea creased creased -- has decreased. it was hot there and the temperature has dropped to 78 degrees. the satellite picture is picking up the smoke plume
from that blue cut fire. notice how intense it was earlier this afternoon and this evening. red flag warnings are in effect until 9 sock. the vicinity is still dealing with the fire danger. unfortunately it will not cool down immediately, but in a few days the temperatures will begin to drop. ama? >> thank you, sandhya. commuters heading home in the south bay got quite the sight. check this out. the flames were shooting from a train trestle. sky 7 shows you the black smoke billowing into the sky. firefighters contained the flames an hour after the fire broke out. the cause of the fire hasn't been determined. tonight fire victims living in lower lake are back home for the first time. the clayton fire broke out on saturday night. that's 90 miles north of san francisco. residents there have been out of their homes since then as the flames torched almost 4,000 acres as well as 175 homes, businesses and other buildings. cal fire lifted some
evacuation orders. the fire is 50% contained. nay we are learning more -- we are learning more about the evidence against the man they accuse of setting the fire. he had his back turned to the cameras after passing out in the hallway. he told the judge he was okay. the court documents show that it comes from eyewitnesses, surveillance camera and a high-tech tracking device. they say it links him to 17 different acts of arson and it is enough to establish probable cause. >> you get one shot at this. if you take your shot too soon you yep -- you jeprodize bringing somebody to justice. >> according to cal fire, five incidents but them at the scene of the arson at the time of ignition. a millbrae teacher is in jail after engaging in what police say was inappropriate behavior with a girl. she teaches at taylor middle
school and that's where we find lilian kim live tonight. lilian? >> she is the drama and english teacher here, but they are not saying if the victim is or was a student. the san mateo county sheriff's department released the booking photo of heather butts. prior to her arrest officers have been monitoring her staking out her home where she lives with her husband and two small children. she was charged with committing a lewd and lascivious act with a child and contacting a minor with the intent to commit a felony. the investigation began when police received a tip from a caller that butts was oocting inappropriately with a girl in the car. they later learned the two were having a relationship. >> i was like, whoa, i didn't expect it. >> testify knee was a student of his and her mother gave permission for her to talk to us. >> what is everybody saying? >> they are surprised. no one would suspect the
teacher. >> as to what the district has said, the superintendent has not responded to our request for comment. abc7 news. >> stay here with us. abc7 news at 11:00 continues. the east bay man accused of setting up a church scam that conned a 90-year-old woman out of $170,000. >> and the criminals caught in the act. the search for this couple and what they are accused of doing in several san francisco neighborhoods. >> and happy meals served with a side of health concerns. the new headache for mcdonalds.
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>> a shootout terrified neighbors on a busy streat in emeryville. now police are erging -- urging witnesses to help identify gunmen. you can see this picture taken and they believe people in a white car were chasing a gray car about 11:30 this morning. one man described what happened, but he asked us to not show his face. >> i was in the bedroom with my 2 yoorld and my wife and i heard pop, pop, pop, pop. >> at least two shooters that we are aware of. >> sky 7 looked for clues. no one was hurt. contra costa investigators say a man scammed a church and then a 9-year-old member out of more than $100,000. >> yeah, right now ward caldwell is accused of conning at least three elderly women. abc7 news reporter is live in walnut creek where there may be more possible victims. katie?
>> reporter: ama and dan, the church published the donation in their newsletter that further legit myselfed the man as a good guy and a wealthy man. but their next newsletter is going to be a warning to other potential victims. >> he would come most sundays. >> reporter: pastor roger reeber from grace presbyterian church trusted ward steven caldwell. >> his parents were part of the congregation 30 years or more ago. >> reporter: when caldwell showed up a year ago the pastor had no idea he was being set up for a scam. caldwell has a history of fraud. >> he has been to prison for this. he has a prison conviction out of boutte county. >> reporter: caldwell offered to donate $150,000 to the church and wanted it publicized in the congregation's newsletter. jay he pulled a -- >> he pulled a fast one over the church. he gave them two checks. >> reporter: he asked the pastor to wait to cash the checks and meantime he convinced a 90-year-old church member to invest more than
$170,000 with him. >> basically pretending to be this investor and then getting them to invest money with him. >> reporter: caldwell has several aliases bruce harmon, bruce goodrich and bruce la salle. >> perhaps it gave him a platform where he could find other people to take advantage of and i feel regret. >> reporter: victims include a woman caldwell met at a car wash and a widowed hairdresser and two others says the deputy d.a. he is asking any additional potential victims to contact his office. in walnut creek, abc7 news. san francisco police hope you will take a good look at this couple captured on surveillance video tagging an apartment building. investigators believe they hit other nearby buildings and homes as well and they are suspected of scrawling offensive graffiti in the richmond district.
mcgone -- mcdonalds is take fitness tracker out of the happy meals. they switched out the traditional toy into a step it fitness tracker. it was part of a promotional campaign for mcdonalds to promote a healthier image. it is time to check on our weather. we are halfway through week. >> we are indeed. meteorologist sandhya patel is here with the forecast. >> and we are heading to the weekend. we have the fog along the coast and around the bay. right now the visibility is down to three miles in half moon bay. during the commute this is one thing you will need to watch out for. there is a murky view from the emeryville camera as we look across the bay here. in the morning the temperatures will be dropping out and bottoming out in the 50s and 60s. it is already there in some spots. here at meal 63 half moon bay 65 degrees.
look at this picture. you can barely see the bay lights here, at least the top part of it. the roof cam will show you that the wind is blowing. 56 in santa rosa and currently on the mild side. concord and livermore in the mid60s. here is pier15. low visibility and a foggy morning with patchy drizzle. warm in the afternoon and it is a spare the air for tomorrow. i will show you the hour by hour planner. gray and drizzly tomorrow morning. low 50s and low 60s at 7:00 a.m. hazy sun inland in the afternoon. that's where the warm eggs spots will be -- warmest spots will be. cooler and breezy conditions for 7:00 p.m. the air quality on thursday will be in the area.
now, as we head into tomorrow morning the temperatures start out in the 50s. antioch 62 degrees and the fog will be around. as we look at the hour by hour forecast from 5:00 to 8:00 the fog footprint will be the north bay to parts of the east bay and the peninsula. you will have to allow yourself extra time for the morning commute. if you have to use your wipers you will see some drizzle. the fog hangs on to the coast and the rest of you sees the sun. the highs tomorrow 88 in gilroy and 83 in san jose. 71 in santa cruz. a warm one on thursday, but not as warm as it was today. 72 in san mateo and 76 redwood city. 59 in pacifica and the fog is going to hang on in daly city. north bay low 80s for calistoga and santa rosa. 75 in raw lay hoe and in -- in vallejo. 72 in oakland and 76 newark.
head inland and it is 93 in an an -- antioch. we will look at the temperature trend for livermore. tomorrow 92 degrees. the numbers will be dropping as we head into the weekend and early next week is when we will see the temperatures in the mid80s. low 60s to the mid90s. warm inland tomorrow. a little cooler as we head toward the weekend. temperatures will bottom out at the end of the weekend. monday and tuesday, mid80s and the coast will remain the same, upper 50s to the low 60s. ama and dan? >> sandhya, thank you so much. >> stay with us. we will be right back. >> when it happens where you live -- >> bay area firefighters are heading to help battle the clayton fire. >> we have been called in more the last few years than we ever have. >> the abc news team covers your neighborhood. >> your story -- >> you look around you and there is black smoke and flames that are 40 feet tall.
okay. you are out having a nice kayaking day and then you see this. this group in canada got a front row seat to an epic show. can you believe it? a playful humpback whale started breaching near british columbia. they were soaked too, but it appears the splashing was well worth it. talk about a photo op. that is up close and personal. >> certainly is. it is time to turn to sports and maybe not so great for our baseball team. >> they are not making as big of a splash as you might say. >> they were hoping they would
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abc7 sports is brought to you by riverwalk casino. >> to paraphrase the old commercial, the giants have fallen and can't get up. since the break san francisco has the worst record going 9-21. the first game for this young man started off well for san francisco. up 2-0 brandon crawford comes through with this triple. angel pagan and buster posey score and it is 4-0 giants. matt cain was cruising through the first four innings, but in the fifth he hit a batter and then walked three straight to force home a run. still with nobody out matt
joyce delivers a two-run single past a diving joe panic. a sacrifice fly tied it at four and bruce bochy says what the heck is going on? it got worse. the pirates are on top 6-4. that was it for cain who was charged with six earned runs. san francisco rallied with the bases loaded. a run scores and the lead is cut to one. crawford flies out to end the contest and with the dodgers winning they fall a game and a halfback in the west. with a few of the fans looking on the a's are trying to salvage the series finale. he has been upset about his lack of playing time. he was pitching a shut out into the fourth, but then he ties it up with the 20th homerun of the season.
it left the stadium filled with smoke. speaking of smoke they left it in the fifth when he smokes it in the fifth. he strikes out chris. it was a 3-17th with a bases loaded double. rangers win it 6-2 and they complete a three-game sweep. the reining american league mvp throws his bat to the dugout and that did not sit well with gibbons. >> he asked me what kind of cologne i was wearing. i just got it. i will give you so much of the
california's clean air laws we've cut toxic pollution. we're seeing fewing cases of asthma in kids. and the new clean energy economy has created more than half a million jobs. i'm
tom steyer. just when we're making progress, the oil companies are trying to weaken our clean air laws. but we can stop them. send them a message. we're going to protect our kids - not their profits. ♪ all right. that is our report this wednesday. we appreciate your time. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. we thank you so much for spending time with us tonight. >> on jimmy kimmle tonight,
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