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live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. >> now at 11:00, an extreme case of keeping up with the kardashians. tonight a bay area woman is under arrest, accused of cyberstalking reality tv star kris jenner. good evening and thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. dan ashley is off. federal authorities arrested 36-year-old christina elizabeth bankston at her newark home this morning. she is accused of cyberstalking, hacking and harassing kris jenner. cornell bernard is live in newark tonight with our developing story. cornell? >> ama, this bizarre story said to have taken an emotional toll on kris jenner and her entire family, who live hundreds of miles away from where the cyberstalking originated. neighbors say fbi agents were at this newark home thursday and arrested 36-year-old nursing
assistant christina bankston, charging her with cyberstalking a tv reality star. >> creepy. >> reporter: the feds say "keeping up with the kardashians" star kris jenner and her family were stalked and harassed by bankston for six months. a relative shared this clip of bankston riding a roller coaster, professing her love for kris jenner. according to the 15-count indictment, bankston used these aliases to contact the jenner-kardashian family. first alleged to harass kris jenner about a sex tape she threatened to go public with. she texted kris jenner, let's talk, my bad, let's stalk. she is accused of accessing her e-mail and phone numbers and impersonating the star through calls and texts, telling some she was sick with cancer, even calling police to say a family member had committed suicide. ex-spouse caitlyn jenner was also the target of cyberstalk. celebrity blogger jackie jasper
says bankston impersonated him to contact jenner. >> everybody thought i was stalking kris and had issues with her and her family. and so far from true. >> neighbors who didn't know bankston are surprised. >> i know people do get rather involve and fixated. it's just very strange. >> bankston will appear in federal court on friday. if convicted, she could serve five years in prison. in newark, cornell bernard, abc 7 news. a small school bus with special needs students board collided with a truck in petaluma this afternoon. sky 7 shows the scene at washington street and marina drive where a half ton pickup broadsided the bus. a boy on board the bus suffered a minor injury and was taken to the hospital. tonight a one-day-old baby boy is still in critical condition at a south bay hospital after his mother died in a car accident. 18-year-old dulce capetillo was
pregnant with the baby boy when she died early yesterday morning. miraculously, doctors were able to save the child. the abc 7 reporter lisa amin gulezian is live with how the boy's father is now coping with this tragedy. lisa? >> ama, baby christopher is in the neonatal icu. he was born two months premature. tonight his father speaks out about his loss and his gain. a tired and drained pedro cortez talks about losing the love of his life and gaining a new love. he says he and his fiancee had a great future planned. now there is a void. the pain is overwhelming. dulce capetillo died yesterday. she was a passenger in her brother's car. he had picked her up after the late shift at the taco bell in morgan hill. they were then going to pick up pedro after his shift at the taco bell on alum rock in san jose when the car suddenly swerved and smashed into a bmw
that was parked on the shoulder. doctors managed to save their baby. friends and coworkers are a devastated by this new reality. >> i'm always happy, always pedro and dulce happy. >> i just can't imagine the things he is going through right now. >> reporter: south bay taco bells now have these donation boxes in honor of dulce the company plans to match customer donations. this family gave what they could. >> really like tragic. because, like, like, nobody deserves something like that. >> reporter: a go fund me page is also in place. in san jose, lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 news. >> now to the wildfires burning across the state of california. tonight in southern california firefighters are trying to slow the blue cut fire in san bernardino county. they have contained 22% of the 36,000 acre fire that broke out tuesday morning. about 82,000 people are affected by evacuation warnings. the clayton fire in lake
county has destroyed 175 homes and nearly 100 other buildings. that fire started saturday evening by a suspected arsonist and has charred almost 4,000 acres. it's now 60% contained. the man who maintained all the armor for the u.s. olympic fencing team in rio lost his new home in the clayton fire. matthew porter, seen in the middle of this photo and his wife had just move toddler lake a few days before he left for brazil. there is a go fund me account set up to help them. new two olympic swimmers caught in a real robbery probe are on their way home. you're looking at jack conger and bentz on board a plane earlier this evening. also tonight in the last few hours, the u.s. olympic committee issued a formal apology for the controversy surrounding members of team usa and their report of a robbery. a crime brazilian authorities say never happened. here is abc news reporter adrian
bankhart. >> olympic athletes jack conger and gunnar bentz heckled as they leave a rio police station in a walk of shame, returning to their hotel rooms after spending the past 24 hours questioned by authorities stemming from the four men's claims they were robbed at gunpoint outside the olympic village sunday, police saying there was no robbery. federal brazilian police sources saying at least one of four olympic swimmers are seen breaking down a bathroom door at a gas station, then getting into a fight with a security guard. rewind to tuesday, and the controversial interview lochte first gave to nbc news. >> a guy pulled out his gun. he cocked it, put it to my forehead and say get down. i put my hands up. i was like whatever. >> lochte now saying the gun was only pointed in his direction, returning to the u.s. on wednesday. thursday night conger and bentz seen at the airport to finally come home. boarding the plane before anyone else, busy making phone calls, unaccompanied by security or family.
sources who spoke to all four swimmers today told abc news they were in fact held up by armed gunmen until the gunmen were paid hundreds of dollars, which they say is verified by police video. one member of the ioc urging forgiveness. but overnight, the u.s. olympic committee apologizing to the host nation for the admitted act of vandalism. rio's chief of police saying the athletes should apologize, telling brazilian tv network globo the only truth is that they say they were drunk. and the sources close to all four swimmers telling abc news it is the brazilian government lying about what really happened and blowing the whole thing out of proportion. adrian bankerd, abc news. >> download the app for free and enable push alerts to get updates as they happen. a sheriff's deputy and his
k-9 partner are being credited for a major pot bust in sonoma county. they're looking at a picture of k-9 deputy jags in front of 108 pounds of marijuana he sniffed out during a traffic stop last night near santa rosa. authorities arrested two men from new york, charging them with possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana for sale and conspiracy. the pot has a reported street value of up to a half million. today a federal judge in northern california rejected a potential $100 million settlement uber had worked out with its drivers. the agreement would have settled a class action lawsuit with drivers who claimed they were employees. the judge called the settlement unfair to the drivers because it was well below the total potential damages of $852 million. uber says it's disappointed with the decision. people across the bay area are flocking to san francisco's castro district to take selfies with a naked donald trump. still ahead on abc 7 news at
11:00, the clock is now ticking on this popular artwork. and speaking of donald trump, tonight the gop presidential candidate shared a rare regret on the campaign trail. and listen up. if you carry a handbag, east bay authorities have a new purse warning tonight. i'm abc 7 news sandhya patel. decreasing temperatures and air quality today. i'll let you know if this trend
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but tonight this artwork may be just hours away from being removed. abc 7 news reporter katie marzullo is live in the castro, where people have been flocking all day and night to get a glimpse of trump in the buff. katie? >> reporter: ama, time is running out for people who want to take a picture of the naked donald trump statue. this might be their last chance. the department of public works is going to take it down. but i spoke with supervisor scott wiener tonight, and he says he is working to save the statue, and the owner of lefty o'doul's says he'll give it a new home. >> donald trump in the castro showing off his shortcomings. >> reporter: this man brought a magnifying glass. pets were also popular, as long as trump was the butt of the joke. >> healthy ridicule, after all we've had to listen to from the donald. now we can see him here completely exposed for what he really is. >> reporter: the statue turned up at castro and market, one of five commissioned by activist
group indecline. the others in los angeles, cleveland and seattle. new york too, but the big apple already took it down. >> the statues were fun. >> reporter: leo is the chairman of the san francisco hispanic republican association. he says the statue isn't necessarily a negative for trump. >> it's not that they talk badly or ill of him or well, but that they talk of him. and that promotes the agent that he is holding up for jobs and security. >> it's interesting. i don't think there is any one good to vote for this time. so put one up of hillary. we'll take a picture of her too. >> the director of public works says trump needs to go, and not for political reasons. >> it doesn't belong here and there hasn't been a process of installing this statue. >> he says nothing is allowed to be affixed to a sidewalk without permission, and the crowd is creating safety concerns. in san francisco, katie marzullo, abc 7 news. tonight voters at a donald trump rally in north carolina saw his rare apologetic side. trump read from a teleprompter
and has admitted he sometimes chose the wrong words and said the wrong thing. >> believe it or not, i regret it. particularly where it may have caused personal pain. too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues. but one thing i can promise you this, i will always tell you the truth. >> trump didn't say specifically which comments he regretted. he and running mate mike pence will visit flood ravaged louisiana tomorrow. if hillary clinton is elected president, the clinton foundation will no longer accept foreign or corporate donations. former president bill clinton made the announcement today. the last clinton global initiative meet willing be next month, regardless of the election's outcome. police have a warning tonight to keep an eye on your purse. take a look. these two women are accused of stealing wallets from diners at
least three walnut creek restaurants over the past three weeks. surveillance video shows one woman sliding her hand into the woman's purse that is sitting on the floor behind her and taking the wallet out. all while the other woman keeps a lookout. several diners we spoke with say they buy special kinds of purses, hoping to prevent these kinds of crimes. >> i usually get purses with zippers too. i don't get open purses. >> you would have to undo this to get in there. >> police say the suspects go to a nearby business and use the stolen credit cards before the victim has a chance to report it stolen. all right. it is time to check on our weather because we are getting pretty close to that weekend, sandhya patel. >> who is counting? >> nobody. nobody, nobody at all. yes we are. and temperatures did come down a couple of degrees today. that is really going to continue right on through the weekend. i do want to show you a stunning sight of the full moon. this is our surging moon from our roof stop. sturgeon moon coming from fishing tribes way back when
over large bodies of water had quite a few sturgeon to choose from, particularly over the great lakes area that was an exciting, spectacular sight, whatever you want to indicate. live doppler 7 hd showing you the fog along the coast. it's already pushed in over parts of the bay. the marine layer has deepened. it's about 2,000 feet deep. we are keeping an eye on the smoke from the fires. the cedar fire, look at this smoke plume. it just grew. some of the smoke drifted into the bay area today. we wills have the soberanes and the chimney fires in monterey. those also contributing to the smoke that drifted up in our area, which is why you have a sunset like this from our east bay hills camera. notice all the red issue there's, as we headed into the sunset time period at 7:58 p.m. while lovely to look at, not so great for those who have respiratory problems. another spare the air alert has been declared due to the smoggy conditions expected tomorrow. smoke will continue to be a problem as the southerly winds transport that. in poor air quality for the inland east bay.
moderate for the rest of the bay area. a live look from the emeryville camera. it is gray out there. that's how your morn willing begin. 60 in oakland. 62 mountain view. 64 san jose. upper 60s around places like half moon bay. we are seeing low clouds out there. 60 in napa. concord, you're in the mid-60s right now. and from our kgo roof camera, the bay lights actually visible here. so since that marine layer has deepened, it's not right down on the deck. and that's why the visibility is actually not as bad as it has been in days past. patchy clouds and drizzle. a spare the air alert has been issued again for tomorrow. so when you get going in the morning, numbers will start out in the 50, except around antioch and livermore, in the low 60s. and there will be the low clouds around in the overnight hours, going into tomorrow morning. you'll notice at 5:00 a.m. how much cloud cover and fog we have for the commute. so if you're taking a ferry across the bay, it's going to be a murky ride.
or if you walk to bart, be careful as you'll notice here. visibility will be low in spots. 7:00 a.m., that continues. and if you're taking the kids off to school, you will need a little more time. cloudy conditions will remain for the afternoon for friday. inland area, we'll be seeing the sun. but clouds right near the coast. and that will impact your highs for tomorrow. notice the temperatures don't see too many 90s tomorrow. 90 in livermore. 89 in antioch. 87 concord. 87 in fairfield. 70 oakland, 69 richmond. 80 in santa rosa. 75 degrees in san rafael. 64 in san francisco. you look at the temperature trend for antioch. and tomorrow afternoon, you're 89 degrees. but as we head into the weekend, temperatures begin to come down sunday and monday. warmest location in places like antioch, only in the upper 80s. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll have patchy morning drizzle. 60s to 90s, a wide range friday, saturday. 80s only for the warmest spots sunday. and you'll notice by monday we are below average, mid-80s inland. upper 50s along the coastline. but don't worry, temperatures
excitement is building tonight for tomorrow's unveiling of a tony bennett statue outside san francisco's fairmount hotel. preparations were under way today. the legendary singler be there. the statue was created by sculptor bruce wolf. the unveiling is at noon in front of the hotel. that's where bennett first publicly performed the classic song "i left my heart in san francisco." all right. well, it's time to turn our attention to sports. rick quan is in for larry tonight. >> the giants play i left my heart in san francisco after every win. and tonight for a change, mr.
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six is greater than one, changes everything. ♪ abc 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> after scoring 31 points in their preseason opener at arizona, the raiders offense failed to do much of anything tonight against green bay. raider nation is everywhere, including lambeau field. with aaron rodgers sitting this one out, green bay went 74 yards on its opening possession. eddie lacy caps it off by just getting into the end zone. derek carr played the entire first half but only had 38 yards passing. he tried to go deep but is picked off by randall. the oakland defense had its moments. khalil mack to callahan for this
sack. it was 7-3 packers at the half. third quarter, now. green bay scores again as john crockett finds a hole and fights his way in from ten yards out. the packers are looking for more in the fourth. but on third and 2, shall leak calhoun takes down williams. green bay had to settle for a field goal. the raiders only touchdown came on special teams. nate allen in for six. but oakland loses 20-12. next up for the silver and black, tennessee a week from saturday. >> it was good to get some more playing time. that was nice. and get a feel for what green bay was trying to do and all those things. but we obviously want to play better. but at the same time, you know, without game planning and doing those things, you're just out there playing football. so sometimes it works like last week. sometimes it doesn't. but, you know, i know our guys. we're going to come out firing next week. >> after being swept by the pirate, the giants were desperate for a win tonight against the mets. on jerry garcia night, former
giants coach tim flannery helped sing the national anthem. new york got to madison bumgarner for four runs in the fourth, all come thong grand slam by justin ruggiano. it was his first homer of the ss season. a two republican triple. nunez had four hits and three rbis. one batter later, mad bum helps his team out with the two-run homer off jacob degrom, his third of the season made it 5-4 giants. they'd get three more runs in the fifth. two coming on this joe panik double. san francisco would win 10-7, snapping a 4-game losing streak. the dodgers had a one-run lead in the seventh. but mikhail franc coputs philly on top with this blast at dead center field. the dodgers lose 5-4. the giants are just a half game back in the west. the a's had the night off. they'll open a three-game series tomorrow against the white sox.
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