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other girl. >> 9-year-old girl and her 7-year-old died, died while their mother lost control on petaluma boulevard. she does not have a license to drive. witnesses say the car swerved left, overcorrected, tumbled into the trees, flipped over and landed upside down in six-foot deep water of the petaluma river. only the mother survived. >> she is okay, yes. physically. >> we don't know if she was distracted or what the situation was. >> within minutes, petaluma officers and members of the fire department dove in trying to rescue the girls but to no avail. by the time they could pull the girls out, they were gone. in petaluma many knew the people involved long before police released their names. they sent food to the first responders, two dead little girls and their father were regular customers. >> they were always happy, polite. >> now they are gone.
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>> other irony, you may remember an accident a little more than a week ago in jenner. two little girls there drown in a car that went into the russian river. many of the first responders here today had planned on attending that funeral this morning. they never made it, obviously. in petaluma, wane freedman, abc 7. >> irony of the saddest kind. wane, thank you. >> o driver survived a 40-foot plunge from a freeway in san francisco. this map shows where it happened where interstate 280 crosses 25th street. witnesses say the driver walked away after the car dropped off the freeway, off to an embankment next to the train tracks. it happened around 1:00 this morning. the wreckage was cleared before this morning's rush hour began. five armed men were involved
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in two armed robberies in a neighborhood. live in the mission hills area of fremont with the story, david? >> dan, it appears the very same gang that is invading homes here in this neighborhood around 9:00 in the evening when it is likely the residents are home. but the gangs have no problem confronting victims and pointing guns at them. this series of images taken from a security camera show five men armed with guns break in through a sliding door and invading a house. they move with precision listening to determine if anyone was home. when they didn't know is that their every move was tracked live remotely by the homeowner. who already was calling fremont police. >> he was on the phone with dispatch saying i see five armed males inside my house, five armed suspects inside the house right now. >> they grabbed some electronics and escaped before police arrived. they are hoping someone will help identify them. >> you see hoodies dropped and yes he looged at the camera, a
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great clue for us and he puts it back up. we are hoping someone will recognize him and people he is with. >> police believe they were in the same neighborhood earlier in the week and held an adult and children at gunpoint for 15 minutes. fremont police have been encouraging residents to install cameras to help them. even the president of the homeowner's situation is more they could do. >> we do everything on our work hard to be safe, because this is sad. you're asking me to change my lifestyle. i'm not going to change my lifestyle. >> if can you identify these shoes, t-shirt logo or this face, contact fremont police. david louie, abc 7 news. >> on a related note, residents
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are on edge after a family in piedmont was the target after home invasion robbery. it happened near hampton terrace. three men entered the home and held residents at gunpoint. they ransacked the house. the robbers fled by car taking jewelry and cash. three years ago piedmont installed surveillance cameras to track cars entering and leaving the city. >> police are looking for to suspects after a man was bashed with a bottle and robbed on a bus this morning. it happened near 30th and mission street. the man was seated on a bus and holding his cell phone. one male suspect distracted the victims while one man approached him from behind and hit the man with the bottle. he wasn't seriously hurt. >> there are differing accounts of a private meeting between republican presidential candidate donald trump and the president of mexico. trump flew to mexico city to talk with mexican president pena nieto. trump said they did not discuss who would pay for putting up a
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border wall. but just within the hour, pena nieto said that is not true, telling trump mexico will not pay for it. during a joint news conference, the trump called the visit a great honor and said the meeting was constructive. >> as you know, i love the united states he very much and we want to make sure that the people of the united states are very well protected. you equally expressed your feelings and your love for mexico. >> donald trump is now back in the u.s. he is about to give a major speech on his immigration policy in arizona. abc 7 news reporter live in san francisco right now with local reaction to today's meeting from the mexican-american community. leanne? >> you know, mexican-americans say it is ironic that the trump who spent so much time insulting them was then invited by the mexican leader. they are clearly disappointed
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with pena nieto. they say this meeting should never have taken place. >> it was a moment few mexicans thought they would ever see. mexico's president and donald trump shaking hands on mexican soil. michael, a bay area resident, is of mexican descent. >> the mexican people have a right to be offended and have a right to be upset that they've got this man being invited into their country and a platform on which to keep distributing these types of ideas. >> abc 7 news was told that mexico's foreign minister sent out a memo to every consulate explaining pena nieto's reason for inviting trump. saying they were doing what they have done for years. inviting both presidential candidates. >> we want to make sure that the people of the united states are very well protected.
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>> while trump spoke about cooperation between the two countries, the president of the san francisco republican party said trump never backed way from his ideas. >> it will show he is not afraid to go and visit mexico and visit people who have criticized him. and for the people at home it will show that he is not going to back town. >> estrada is a community resource coordinator encouraging latinos to register to vote and said pena nieto had nothing to gain by meeting with trump. >> i don't think that will benefit him. there is nothing that trump or pena nieto are doing together. and to go from the people in mexico. >> some say while an apology by trump was unlikely, they never thought they would feel betrayed by their own president. in san francisco, leanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> tense moments this weekend, chp rescued man who fell down eeg el falls.
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near lake tahoe. the 58-year-old was taking picture in an area he visited many times. while standing in a couple inches of water, he slipped on algae that was covering a walk, very slick, and tumbled down the falls. he suffered serious injuries. the chp says this is an example of how you never know how something can go wrong, even in a familiar position. >> green berets is defending colin kaepernick's right to sit down during the national anthem. >> hoyer said he initially felt anger towards kaepernick but now has a better appreciation of what kap is attempting to do. >> hoyer saying ehopes kaepernick will eventually change his mind. >> you know, i got his back. i hope he is inspired to stand for the anthem again. that would mean the world to me and i would probably get just as
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emotional as the day i was on the side lines with the seahawks. >> kap will start tomorrow in the preseason finale in san diego. there is an annual salute to the military at the game. >> chris nguyen is heading to san diego for kaepernick's continuing protesting the anthem. >> and live coverage of espn's monday night football is at 7:00 p.m. september 12th. >> stay with us. still ahead at 5:00, do you recognize this man? the fbi says they hope new pictures will help them find a north bay bank robber. >> the president stopped by for his very first visit and he likes wlae saw. we will have it for you coming up. >> delayed tax refund. michael finney is next with a warning from the irs. what can you do to make sure you get your plan on time. >> and later, going crazy in the
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you know, he had never been there before and he seemed to like it. president obama gave a speech about climate change and his efforts to combat it. something that will for sure be part of his legacy. now laura is in lake tahoe with the story. report this is one of the hallmarks of the obama presidency. he came to lake tahoe, to see a shining example of what has been accomplished, with so much more to do. >> hello, tahoe. this is really nice. i will be coming here more often.
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>>. >> reporter: president obama standing not far from the gleaming waters of the lake to reinforce his message of climate change. >> we tend to think of climate change as if it is something that is just happening out there that we don't have control over. but the fact is, that it is man-made. >> president obama's visit comes during the 20th annual lake tahoe summit, an event to restore climate and the impact of the ecosystem like the lake basis. >> they have become nothing but dumps and dead zones. this is still a pristine wonder. >> lake tahoe, it is the july of the sierra. which mark twain called the fairest picture, the whole earth of fords. >> experiencing one of average surface water temperatures ever. >> lake tahoe's average temperature is rising at its fastest rate ever and its temperature is the warmest on record. our conservation effort is more
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critical, more urgent than ever. >> reporter: so far $1.9 billion has been spent on the renewal of lake tahoe. and a bill is pending in the senate to commit another $450 million over the next ten years. laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> state water officials are working with farmers to save the dwindling delta smelt. scientist say the land's natural resources could provide food for the endangered fish. they are collectors to help fight a plankton grow. farm erers use the water that ps down the delta giving nutrients to provide living food for the smelt. >> there will be less stressers on populations, whatever the species is and those populations right now are what is causing limitations for water supply. >> some farmers have expressed concern over using precious
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water resources to keep endan r endangered fish alive during the drought. >> and the new study tonight finding mountain lions living in the santa monica mountains could face extinction. the cast is given 99.7% of dying out over the next 50 years unless more are brought in. the isolated population will reach a point of no return in about 35 years. this study was conducted by national parks service scientists and ucla and uc davis. >> and fbi agent and police in several cities hope you will recognize a serial bank robber before he strikes again. police share these images on facebook. they are taken from surveillance captured during five robbery answers one atetempted robbery. that was on monday. lafayette police believe he is the same robber that lit a bank last tuesday. he is also expected of robberies in brentwood and san diego area.
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>> a recall due to salmonella contamination. >> the good news is that the potential danger may have been caught in time. >> michael finney has more on that. >> no illnesses yet. that's a good thing. macadamia nut are recalled after routine testing turned up salmonella. no illnesses reported as i said and the recall is just a precaution. the nuts recalled include the 4 ounce chopped macadamia nuts. also pulled from store shelves are 2.25 ounce packages of macadamia haves and pieces. and the dates are november 16 or december 7, both of this year. yesterday taxpayers are warned if they qualify for refund in 2017 that refund will likely be delayed. that's because new security measures are in place to protect against identity theft and outright fraud. those new measures are expected to delay refunds for early filers, at least until february
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15th for anyone claiming the earned income tax credit and additional child tax credit. others may see delays because workers are in place to defect fraud may inadvertently snag returns. anyone expecting the refund should adjust withholdings now using the w-4 form. those doing that will receive bigger checks now but lower refund late ir. >> samsung releasing the anticipated galaxy note 7 will be delayed for further testing. galaxy is extremely popular. new models launched in march are big sellers. so much so that company has seen -- has been having trouble meeting demand that the galaxy note 7 which has already been released in korea is having some issues. samsung wants to conduct further testing before releasing it here in the united states. >> avoid the complaint. thanks. >> silicon valley's newest innovators with the opening of a
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research and development campus in san jose. >> abc 77 news is there when the mayor and other leaders cut the ribbon at next flex. next flex will operate america's first and only facility to produce flexible hybrid electronics. those items will include clothing designed to protect soldiers and to monitor their health at the same time. >> very, very large electronics will be able to be smaller, more flexible, and more effective and more efficient. >> next flex started last year after getting $75 million grant from the defense department. companies like boeing will partner with nasa and the military to run next flex. >> people in hawaii are still getting ready for heavy rain and powerful wind even as an approaching storm assisted up somewhat. plywood protect the windows at a mcdonald's restaurant on the big
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island. hurricane madeline was downgraded to a stroerm. another storm, hurricane lefter is about 1,000 miles from hawaii and is expected to weaken into a tropical storm. >> both sterms in the pacific, madeline is weaker as kristin mentioned. lester still going strong. i will take you closer to radar and show you where rain is falling. we have outer band of rain moving on to the big island and can you see where it is raining right now. light to moderate rain across parts of hero and that rain will intensify and wind are picking up and will continue to get gusty. we are expecting not only heavy rain and wind but we are also talking about the potential for the large tropical storm warnings up for many of the island. big island, mauery, and hurricane warnings for outer waters.
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when you look at the two side by side you can see the difference between madeline and lester. madeline is a tropical storm. winds 70 miles an hour. hurricane lester, powerful category 4 storm. right now biggest concern is madeline. let's close in and i will show you the forecast track. 2:00 p.m. hawaiian time is the storm passing south of the big island but it is going to bring them potential pour flooding rain there and mud slides is not out of the question. madeline on thursday. 8:00 a.m. and moving away from the hawaiian island chain. just in time if you're heading for the holiday weekend to hawaii. lester could come into the picture. this is category 1 hurricane moving north of hawaii and continuing on the biggest threat with this one is going to be the big surf expected there. now in the atlantic, gulf of mexico we are watching a couple of systems as well. tropical depression 8. it will move away. and tropical storm erlene.
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and hermine will continue to strengthen. and thursday, winds 60 miles an hour could turn into a hurricane. dumping into 20 inches of rain across the region and that causes the potential for flooding as well. we are talking about isolated tornado as the storms interact with land and continue up the carolina coast. if you have travel plans keep that in mind. here in the bay area quiet picture with live clouds on live doppler 7 hd. it is gusty. we have airport weather warning until later on this evening 33 miles an hour. also in case you are wondering, has it been cooler this month? it has been. oakland, average is 72. you've been about 71. you will notice in san francisco lower below the average about 3 degrees to be precise at san jose about 2 1/2 degrees. it has been cooler than normal and one low pressure system after another that have kept us
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cooler. and you see the marine layer is back. mid to upper 6 os. oakland, san jose, 76. 63 degrees and you are seeing the low clouds upper 80s around santa rosa. 78 in napa. 77 livermore. and areas of low clouds, spotty morning drizzle. average through the weekend. tomorrow morning, drizzly in spots with low clouds around p.m. temperatures in the 50s. your hour by hour forecast. patchy drizzle app 5:00 a.m. overcast at 7:00 a.m. and clouds begin to clear up. when you get going, damp at 7:00 a.m. do watch out for slick spots. is 11:00 clouds pull way. 84 in antioch, 82 santa rosa. and 70 in oakland. 79 san jose. forecast is cooler than average
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and breezy tomorrow. 60s to mid 80s. dropping again for the holiday weekend, saturday, sunday, labor day once returns tuesday, wednesday, low 90s inlands. >> should be nice and warm or upcoming weekend. >> yep. thanks. >> you can follow and track storms in hawaii and the east coast as well and see how they are affecting flights in the bay area by downloading the abc 7 news app and enabling push alerts. >> the city is taking shape in the desert tonight. even a high profile celebrity is getting involved. at 5:30 on world news with tom. >> we start with breaking news. donald trump's trip to mexico, what he said about the wall. and also breaking, search for survivors after two planes collide in midair. and an alzhiemer's drug is offering hope for suffering families. >> thanks, tom. . >> some people can't see the forest for the trees. knew at 6:00, how cutting down trees can save the
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the new school year brings new choices. student lined up for lunch at the kosher food station. the first uc campus for a certified kosher kitchen. the staff underwent training to meet guidelines. itca it caters to jewish studen. >> we want everyone to gather and socialize and interact together. part of my job is to make sure to facilitate learning outside the classroom. i'm not doing that if people can't eat with us. >> they also offer vegetarian and vegan options. you don't have to be a student to eat there. and the cafe is also open to the public. >> well we are one step closer
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to being able to travel to mars. today scientist near sacramento tested a rocket that could one day be used to take humans to the red planet. the air aero jet rocket will be used on the orion mission in 2018. today's test was said to be successful. >> burning man is in full swing tonight and one celebrity is posting about her time in the nevada desert. >> this is a live stream posted on youtube by the festival organizers. there is some sort of dust storm going on. not a surprise. that happens sometimes at burning man. >> oh this is what it looked like earlier. quite a bit more but we showed you earlier this week. >> paris hilton posted video on instagram of her doing sand angels. she said this is what happens when you're entering into burning man for the first time. the festival runs until next monday. >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 5:00, we now know when the
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worldwide musical hit "hamilton" is headed to the bay area. >> where you can
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coming up at 6:00, a company running a tour bus that caught fire last night, this isn't the company's first bus fire. plus, court victory that means 34 people won't have to share one kitchen any more. and how the new drone can make sure places like at&t park don't run out of band width. all coming up in a half an hour. >> thanks. see you then. >> tonight, "hamilton" fans, hang on to your theater seats. >> that's right. they will kick off their national tour in san francisco next year. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> this insanely popular show will run march 14-august 6. there will be lottery for $10 tickets. it is not clear when they go on sale.
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but i want to see that. >> good luck. >> we appreciate your time and we will see you again in half a breaking news tonight.alf a donald trump's surprise trip to mexico. the high-stakes gamble. traveling south of the border. meeting with mexico's president. the gop nominee standing by building a wall, but what about mexico footing the bill? >> is there any chance mexico pays for the wall? >> what trump said, coming up. state of emergency. florida's gulf coast on alert. the tropical storm on the move tonight. and in the pacific, bracing for impact. families boarding up, closing schools, as two hurricanes target hawaii. breaking news. midair collision. the search for survivors after two planes crash into each other. plus, dangerous turbulence injuring a dozen. tonight, we'll take you inside this rough ride. and, alzheimer's breakthrough? the experimental drug. how it works.

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