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now as a strong, unknown odor floats overhead. good evening. i'm dan ashley. ama daetz is off. let's go straight to lisa amin gulezian. she is live in vallejo with breaking details on this. lisa, what do you have? >> reporter: the city of vallejo has activated a partial emergency operation center here at the fire department on louisiana street. it is to handle all of the phone calls they have been getting. since early this evening they got about 800 calls for help and several people complained about getting sick because of the odor and they were taken to the hospital. the vallejo fire department said they are concentrated in the southern part of the city in the neighborhoods surrounding beverly hills park and glen cove park. hazmat is working with firefighters and pg&e and public safety officers to determine the cause. portable gas monitors are showing normal readings. so no sign of any gas. residents meantime have been told to shelter in place. the fire department tweeted tonight, if you smell gas
outside, shelter in your home, close windows, turn off air units. back now live, the coast guard is investigating an oil sheen discovered in the san pablo bay. it is unclear if the sheen is connected to the odor. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> dan: thank you very much of the we first told you about the shelter in place with a push alert from the abc7 news app. download it for free so you can get breaking fuse updates as they happen. >> dan: oakland police is investigating a terrible accident that killed a 2-year-old boy. he was playing off 35th avenue when he was struck by an ac transit bus. cornell bernard is in oakland. >> reporter: a scene of unimaginable grief where a little boy was struck and killed by an ac transit bus around a 2:00 p.m. >> i heard the mother crying help me, help me, help me. i ran. >> reporter: the little boy identified as 2-year-old
jeremiah ezrah was playing outside this apartment complex when he may have ran moo -- ran into the street and was struck by an ac transit bus. >> he was running into the street to catch a ball. >> paula is a neighbor. >> i was speaking to his little sister before i went to my doctor's appointment. the kids play out there all the time. it is a busy street. >> it is a tragic and sad loss for the family and the community. >> reporter: the accident now under investigation. ac transit said the driver was behind the wheel since 1999. following pot toll -- following proat toll protocol' it will undergo screening. >> there is nothing to suggest speed was a factor. >> reporter: there was road construction causing traffic to slow. >> praying for the family. >> reporter: they request privacy, but they shared this statement. jeremiah is a rambunctious 2-year-old who loved to run,
dance and fray. he was helpful and loved showering his family with sweet hugs and sloppy face wet kisses. he will be missed dearly. cornell bernard, abc7 news. >> tonight the air force is trying to learn more about a tragedy in yuba city. that's where a pilot died and another was hurt from the u-2 spy plane before it crashed. this morning's crash sparked a brushfire. the plane had just taken off for a training mission. so far officials have not revealed the the i'm -- the name of either pilot. >> dan: a camp counselor is waiting extradition back to san francisco. 24-year-old elvin devon blanch charred is accused of molesting children he was trusted to work with. again, here is lisa amin go looy sheen. lisa amin gulezian. >> does he look familiar? >> no, i haven't seen him. >> reporter: at the embarcadero ymca, evan
blanchard, who went by devon, was not known by many adults. the y hired him as a summer camp counselor. he inappropriately touched three teenage girls during field trips and possessed child porn and he sent kids sexually explicit photos through social media. >> he took a pro-active stance in making sure we stop and arrest this individual for what he did. >> catching blanchard wasn't easy. they arrested him at a home in phoenix where they found pot, a stolen gun and thousands in cash. they said, quote, this individual no longer works for the organization. we are working closely with authorities to make sure whatever information they need they get. they also insist blanchard pass a criminal background chest. background test. >> anytime you work with the public orchids you need a background check.
>> i think it is terrible. i feel sorry for the parents. >> police say there may be more victims. 234* san francisco, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. ton dan cal police are investigating their fourth sex assault from one night 10 days ago. police received a report that a woman had been assaulted at a residential hall on september 10th. that same night police responded to three sexual assaults during the concert. >> dan: new details about the man suspected it in the new jersey and new york bombings. the suspect, ahmad rahami faces federal charges in these attacks. elizabeth herr is in manhattan. >> reporter: good evening to you. in filing these new charges prosecutors say they have the evidence to prove these attacks were premeditated. alleging that the suspect started buying things on ebay in june. items that can be used to make bombs. new charges filed against
ahmed rahami show the 28-year-old planned and plotted his attacks for months. prosecutors allege the suspect captured in this surveillance video planting explosives in a suitcase and backpack left fingerprints on some evidence. the criminal complaint describes the power of the blast on 23rd street in manhattan as strong enough to shatter windows 400 feet away and more than three stories high. it alleges a journal was found on the suspect following the shootout with police which prosecutors include anti-american rapts and praises -- rants and praises for the late leader. this comes on the same day the fbi say they were warned about the suspect. >> reporter: the urning from the success -- the warning from the suspect's father who later rewanted his statement so his son was never questioned by the fbi. >> they found that there was not enough there to continue
the investigation. >> reporter: the fbi stopped and interviewed his wife at the airport in dubai. she came in at kennedy airport in may of 2014 and then left the airport in june. bottom line investigators say they are now looking to determine who knew what and when. adding that while they are not actively searching for another suspect, they are not ruling anything out. reporting from manhattan, abc7 news. back to you. >> dan: when we see a series of terrorist attacks such as those this past weekend, it is natural to wonder could it happen here? the fbi has given dan noyes and the eye team unprecedented access to the counterterrorism program working to keep people in the bay area safe. >> we process better than a thousand leads per year we receive from the public and from other law enforcement agencies and from the u.s. intelligence community. >> dan: find out how the
threats are changing in an exclusive eye team report tomorrow on abc7 news right here at 11:00. >> dan: for the first time tonight developers of the millenium tower in san francisco were speaking to reporters since it was revealed the skyscraper is sinking. they say the tower has sank 16 inches and tilted two inches. they blame the builders saying that the trans bay authorities have pumped millions of gallons of water from the ground weakening the soil under the luxury skyscraper. jay if you -- >> if you dig a 60-foot hole for six years and drop the water table on a major highrise structure you will cause a problem. >> the trans bay joint power authority says evidence does not support the accusations. >> coming up next, breaking news. teargas and police in riot gear and hundred of pro --
protesters on the streets. plus colin kaepernick's locker room confession. the 49ers quarterback revealing that he is now receiving death threats. and brangelina is no more. the power couple has a message for fans following their separation shocker. san -- >> sandhya: i am meteorologist sandhya patel and get ready for a will rollercoaster in temperatures as we get ready for fall. the forecast coming up. >> dan: first a look at what is ahead on "jimmy kimmel live" after abc7 news at 11:00. jimmy? >> thanks, dan. please give this your undivided attention. >> when you heard that salt-n-pepa song. >> that's right, they say my name. >> body like arnold with a denzel face. >> that's
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one who was hit in the face by a rock. nay 49er -- 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick has been vocal about his feelings with his kneeling. it has got him some national attention, but now also some death threats apparently. katie is live at levi stadium with reaction. katie? >> reporter: dan, colin kaepernick says it has come a couple of different avenues. i talked with a personal security expert and he said he is not surprised by the threats, but kaepernick should consider safety of those around him. during a locker room interview , colin kaepernick acknowledged he has received some death threats. >> i had a few come my way, but not too concerned. >> he is with a specialized security company in san jose. he said that's the wrong attitude. >> when you are a public figure you have to take
everything seriously. >> and cap kaepernick said he did not tell the 49er manage meant about the threat. that too is a mistake given that a fan made it on to the field. >> it is a larger issue than just him and his personal statement. he needs to be concerned about his teammates as well as the fans at the game. >> reporter: like the protest itself the death threats arey -- #r* evoking mixed ring as. >> those sending death threats should reevaluate and look at why he is doing what he is doing. >> don't feel he should be killed, but i know several people that would have that same thought. >> reporter: in the interview kaepernick said if he killed it would prove his point and move the movement forward. abc7 news. >> dan: want to update the breaking news from vallejo.
neighbors told to shelter in place because of a strong, unknown odor in the air. here is the latest information from firefighters. vfd found due to wind and conditions the cause is not from within vallejo. the question is what is it? it has forced people to shelter in place as they try to ascertain what the odor is and if there is any danger. moving on, senator elizabeth warren did not hold back. the ceo testified before the senate banking committee. he apologized that thousands employees created fake accounts for their customers to meet sales goals. 350 employees were fired. >> you squeezed your employees to the breaking point so they would cheat customers and you could drive up the value of
your shock and put hundreds of millions of dollars in your own pocket. >> dan: wells far gee agreed to pay a $185 million fine. let's talk about the weather. sandhya patel is here. a little cooler tonight, but i guess that will change. >> sandhya: it is indeed, dan. we are going up and down. it is not a mini rollercoaster ride. it is big time. let's show you a spectacular sunset. you won't want to miss this. this is from the east bay hills camera as we go into the last couple days of summer. sun went down at 7:09 and we had a stunning view. live doppler 7 is dealing with the high clouds. there is fog below in places like half moon bay. this is interesting. we are not even into fall yet. on thursday we will see winter-like weather in the sierra and it looks like snow
mixing in with showers and thunder. the same system will drop our temperatures and it will be cooler for the last full day. average high is 80 and a good 6 degrees below normal. it is 12 degrees below the average high for tomorrow. kgo roof camera right now, the wind is not much of a factor, but it is breezy in parts of the bay area. 61 in oakland and 66 in san jose. our coolest spot is half moon bay of 50 degrees. sfo camera, no visibility restrictions. mid50s, napa and 60 in santa rosa and 66 in livermore. a live look from the sutro tower cam and this -- this is where the camera was shaking. the wind switch brought the temperatures down from 10 to 20 degrees in places like oakland. the winds increase. cooler than normal and autumn
heat will be back in the picture this weekend. the hour by hour forecast for your morning, clouds and fog. temperatures in the 50s. 7:00 a.m. you will have the fall feel. a good idea to get the boots on. bright and sunny at 9:00 a.m. the temperatures are cool enough you will need the sweater or jacket. upper 40s to the upper 50s. then you look at the winds and this is why you meed to hang on to the layer. 30, 35 before we head into the evening hours. this northwesterly wind will continue and it will increase the fire danger. those areas are under a red flag warning and increased fire danger is not out of the question here. temperatures are not even in the 80s like we saw and in the 70s, mild, sunny, windy at the coast and that will sweep away the fog. temperatures in the 60s for your wednesday.
the an high is 80 -- the average high is 83 degrees. the numbers will really spike as we head into the weekend. it will feel like summer again even though you know we get fall-like heat or heat in the fall. accu-weather seven-day forecast. midto upper 70s in the next couple days inland. low 60s at the coast. autumn arrives at 7:21 on thursday and we crank the heat. the temperatures quill -- will go up. you really do want to download the abc7 news app. you can track your temperatures and see what is going on with the weather. if a red flag warning is issued, the push alert will come to y
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they said the decision was made for the health of the family. pitt said i am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well being of our kids. >> dan: moving on, sports director larry beil has much to talk about. >> i have good news and bad news . >> is it my choice. >> i thought i was a glass half full guy. >> the bull pen was great. the giants, they just lost brandon crawford for an extended period.
so, same time next week? well, of course. announcer: put away a few bucks. feel like a million bucks. for free tips to help you save, go to ♪ feed the pig sny -- abc7 sports. the giants and the dodgers resumed their series in l.a. with the boys in blue sporting these t-shirts mocking madison bumgarner with the words "don't look at me" across the front. the guys in the pen beaten up and hoping at a chance of redemption. it is like a third grade class. brandon belt loops a single.
dislocates his left pinky on the head first slide. could be out for a few days. a top four bases loaded. rich hill strikes him out looking. they change that with one mighty swing. high x deep and -- high, deep and aloha. 1-0 giants. as you can see the ball was clearly out. we go bottom of six. he ends up leaving the game. he is out and crawford is out. top 9 and belt. here it comes and there it goes. key insurance run for the giants. the bull pen to work with. romo is flashing back to 2012 and slams the door on the 9th. the giants win it and that creates a three-way tie with the giants, cardinals and the mets with 80 wins and 71 losses. just 11 games left to play.
the a's and the astros. he is fired up for a's baseball. top 10 game tied at one. the as vows take a 2-1 lead. they cannot score because that ball is foul. that was scorched of would have won the game. then with two outs he strikes out. the astros win it by a score of 2-1. abc7 sports is brought to you by riverwalk casino. a little good and a little bad. >> keeping us positive. >> abc7 news continues on-line, on twitter, facebook, all of your mobile devices and with our abc7 news