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after seeing the destruction that matthew left behind in the caribbean, battering the bahamas and killing more than 100 people in haiti in what officials there call the worst humanitarian crisis since the earthquake. businesses are boarded up from miami all the way up the coast and inland, millions are bracing format u and what the national hurricane center says could be
potentially disastrous impacts. president obama has already declared a state of emergency as officials are warning that as many as 2.5 million people could be without power when the storm hits here late tonight. marci gonzalez, back to you. >> thank you so much. you're looking at live pictures from palm beach, florida. under a hurricane warning right now, of course. the area could get up to 8 inches of rain from this monster storm. >> and the rush for sandbags is along the southeast coastline. these are people in florida loading up. that is not the case in the city of charleston, south carolina, because all 15,000 sandbags that the city had are now gone. charleston is prone to flooding. >> the walt disney world resort
in orlando and sea world and universal studio are closing early. they are taking precautions for the safety of their guests. let's get to spencer christian for a look at where hurricane matthew is right now. >> it's a category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. here's a radar image showing the bands of thunderstorms that are whipping around the hurricane along with heavy flooding. they are capable of spawning tornadoes. the area outlined in the bright red there indicates where a hurricane warning is in effect for much of the south atlantic coast down to miami from charleston and then over on the other side of florida, down into the tip of florida, tropical storm warning is in effect until sunday morning. this is the expected track that matthew will take as a category 4 up the florida coast and up
towards jacksonville, weakening slightly to a category 3. up along the georgia coast, a category 2. charleston, a category 1. still a dangerous and potentially deadly storm on saturday. it's expected to take a sharp turn out to sea but could kick up heavier rain in the mid-atlantic and northeastern u.s. and will continue to dive southward as the tropical storm early next week makes a complete loop as it heads back towards miami again early next week. the expected storm impact for florida, south carolina, 4 to 8 inches of rain generally. up to 12 inches of rain in isolated areas. the storm surge against the coast is powerful and damaging and, once again, isolated tornadoes are possible. and there is yet another hurricane far away from any populated areas but we'll keep watching that as well as
tracking matthew. it's a massive storm, stronger than we've seen in a long time. >> all up the coast of florida? >> yes. 140 sustained winds as it weakens to a category 3 with stronger gusts and then there's a flooding potential for many locations. that's going to -- we're talking property damage, beach erosion, massive, extensive damage. >> thank you, spencer. >> all right. from orlando to miami, many florida airports are closed today because of matthew. of course, that's going to have a ripple effect here in the bay area. at sfo, there have been ten decancellations. >> reporter: a frustrated day for travelers like this woman from sacramento. she planned her trip to miami months ago and now is not going
anywhere. >> i was excited to go to florida for the carnival and i got in the airport on time, two hours early and they told me my flight had been canceled. i'm so frustrated and i'm very down. >> reporter: lucinda spent her morning on the phone canceling hotels and other reservations. >> reporter: this man is determined to make his family vacation happen. their flight to ft. lauderdale was canceled but the cruise they have tickets for is still on. he's trying to book flights to the closest city possible. >> we're going to try to go to maybe north florida or georgia and we're going to get a rental car and drive. >> reporter: as for lucinda, the storm has turned her vacation into a staycation. >> we're going to head back home. >> reporter: she spent a lot of
money and took off work to make her trip happen. even though she's disappointed, these airlines want to keep their passengers safe and are not taking any chances. check your flight status. >> you can download the abc 7 news app to keep updated on the latest news. we're going to turn to other news now. the uc davis community is mourning the violent death of one of their prominent b professors of biology. >> she was caught in a violent protest. lessee brinkley has that information. >> reporter: they learned the death of sharon gray just yesterday. word is spreading on campus today. gray, we're told, was stoned to death while inside a van she was riding in to a research meeting there in ethiopia and that
happened on tuesday. >> she was always smiling. she's like a sunshine. she was only 30 years old and she was a bright scientist. >> reporter: she worked at the brady lab on campus and traveled the world talking about her research. 55 people were involved in protests that erupted last weekend. they were attended a climate change meeting and as they rode in a van just outside the capital, they were pelted with rocks. >> sadly, one of our researchers, sharon gray, was killed in aen incident in ethiopia when the van she was in was hit by stones during a protest there. >> reporter: her colleague survived the attack. gray is survived by her husband who is waiting for the state department to transfer her body to illinois where she earned her
doctorate. >> all of her life she's dedicated to this and it was just got in an instant. >> reporter: safety is always a concern when traveling to dangerous regions of the world. >> that does not mean that we cannot go there and do our work. this is what we are passionate about. >> reporter: those who worked with sharon gray say her death is an international loss of a great talent in plant biology. i'm lessee brinkley, abc 7 news. happening now, the interstate 80 off ramp at powell is being blocked by this collision. it's unclear if any arrests have been made or why the driver was being chased by the chp. a drive who sped off after a sheriff's deputy pulled him over ended up crashing his car in
novato. the car went off eastbound highway 37 in novato and down a 50-foot embankment just after 12:00 noon. you can see the result. it rolled over several times and hit a tree at the bottom of the hill. the driver was rescued and taken to the hospital. the driver eventually pulled over before speeding away. evacuations have been lifted after a scare involving potentially radioactive materials in antioch this morning. a piece of material inside was damaged at the intersection of james donlon and contra loma boulevards. fire crews worked to determine what hazard it posed. >> we want to take every precaution possible because it does have some serious consequences should it get into the air as an airborne material
or they ingest it somehow. >> reporter: officials determined the chemicals were not hazardous. california regulators are about to tighten rules on the use of a potentially dangerous pesticide. regulators announced that farmers will only be able to use a limited amount of a chemical known to cause cancer. coming up at 4:00, sheriff deputies getting a new tool to help themselves. their new requirement off the job. up next, a fabric store looking for a new home after being told it must move. into plus, maybe you heard them, the blue angels high in the sky preparing for this weekend's big show. what you can expect to see. and let's see what you can expect to see if you're about to cross the san mateo bridge. traffic is looking all right although in the eastbound direction you can see it's
deputies in santa clara county are getting lock boxes to help keep their weapons secure when they are not on the job. this is to help with firearm theft. chris has the details. chris? >> reporter: larry, this project is being funded by a community group at no costs to taxpayers. the sheriff told me earlier she hopes this project will help
prevent a future tragedy from happening. the santa clara county sheriff's office has begun the installation of gun vaults in patrol cars as well as unmarked cars. the state of california is the first to do this voluntarily ahead of a new law that begins in january. >> one tragedy is too many. this is a step we decided to take. we know our deputies carry firearms off duty, as they should, and we want to make sure that they have a way to secure it. >> reporter: sponsored by state senator jerry hill, state bill 869, requires law enforcement officers as well as permit holders who leave firearms in their vehicles to lock them up in a safe box or in the trunk. it's a small change that could make a world of a difference. >> you have to secure your handgun if you have one and you're transporting it some place, it has to be secured in a locked container. >> reporter: this was sparked in
part by the death of kate steinle who was killed by a gun stolen from a car of a bureau of land management officer. >> i think it's a great thing that her legacy will be the lives that are saved in the future because of laws that are changed. >> reporter: the sheriff's advisory board, a nonprofitnonp organization, is covering the cost. those who do not comply could face up to fines of $1,000. chris nguyen, abc 7 news. the end is near for one of the last locally owned businesses on san francisco's union square. britex fab rics is looking for new home. three of the four floors will be
converted into office space. the owner hopes to find another spot in the same neighborhood. walmart is taking some advice from amazon. they will be pouring money into its online efforts. walmart online sales totalled 13.7 billion last year, still just a fraction of their annual revenue. the blue angels were over the city in the bay today. as always, those hornets streaked across the city. abc 7 news caught up with the team earlier today at oakland international airport. it's got to be thrilling to fly like that but you'll be surprised at what one pilot feels about being a blue angel. >> going to school commitments. we get to talk to thousands of kids to spark a difference in
their lives and that's the best part of being a blue angel. >> motorcycle squad stopped by to get a look at the blue angels themselves. they perform tomorrow, saturday and sunday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. during the fleet week air show. post your photos on social media #abc7now. you can find a list of fleet week events on the news app. >> i took the kids last year. it was absolutely spectacular. >> blue skies? >> blue skies for the blue angels. >> perfect. >> lots of heat for fleet week. sunny skies across the bay area right now. it's warming up, as you may have noticed. here's a look at the 24-hour temperature change. it's about three or four degrees
warmer in most locations than we saw yesterday. 9 degrees warmer in novato and 6 degrees warmer in livermore. the warming is under way and it will continue into the weekend. blue skies over san francisco and the bay. currently 67 in san francisco. mid-70s at oakland. mountain view, san jose, 83 in gilroy and 66 at half moon bay. skies are clear at the golden gate. temperatures at 79 in santa rosa. napa, novato and fairfield and concord and livermore, in the 80s. santa cruz beach, fleet week warmth will be with us through sunday. blue skies for the blue angels. chance of showers late next week. but before that, let's take a look at tonight's overnight conditions. clear skies and cool in some spots with temperatures dropping into the 40s in the inland valley locations. low 50s near the coast and tomorrow, under sunny skies, mild conditions at the coast to
warm conditions inland. low 70s along the coastline tomorrow. upward 70s to low and mid-80s and mid-to upper 80s to around 90s. once again, the fleet week forecast for friday, saturday and sunday, sunny skies here in san francisco, highs reach into the upper 70s tomorrow and saturday. we'll see mid-70s on sunday under partly cloudy and mainly sunny skies. temperatures overnight drop into the mid-50s. it's going to be beautiful weather conditions for fleet week activities and blue skies, of course, for the air show. here's the accu-weather seven-day forecast. temperatures inland around 90. low 90s on saturday. a little coastal cooling on sunday but still quite warm inland with highs up to about 90 degrees. columbus day, monday, milder. i should say not quite so warm as sunday. a pleasant day. then the cooling continues on tuesday. increasing clouds on wednesday and slight chance of showers late thursday into friday. i've got some forecast animation
to show you how that rain will develop a little later in the broadcast. >> all right. thanks, spencer. coming up, a new warning for parents of athletes. the concussion concerns and we're not just talking about football players here. this time it's about cheerleaders as well. abc 7 is celebrating hispanic heritage month with posts to our instagram feed. we're honoring horge lerma who spent time with students at the second latino read-in week. details they prey on our children, spending billions. addicting 17,000 california kids each year. eventually killing one-third of them. now tobacco companies are spending millions to... defeat prop 56. because in every state that's raised tobacco taxes, smoking rates go down. so who are you going to trust? pediatricians, cancer groups and the califronia pta who all... support prop 56.
always associated with concussions but they can have catastrophic consequences. >> it's been over a year and i still have headaches, you know, 60, 70% of the day. >> reporter: kaitlyn has had five concussions over 15 years, all from cheering. kaitlyn's first concussion was when she was 13 years old, not from flying and falling but from being the base catcher. she was on the squad at the university of texas and after the fourth concussion she saw long-term effects. >> not being able to remember where i parked my car, not being able to or find words when i was talking. >> reporter: dr. jennifer ashton spoke on the "good morning america." >> at two weeks, only 40% are recovered. at a month, only 90% are recovered. let me drive that point home for you. it's like looking at these st e steaks. you can't tell by looking at an
athlete on the outside. >> reporter: the doctor says concussions among women has gone up 100% and the reason kaitlyn is speaking out is because this is also about awareness. just one injury can have lasting and physical and psychological effects down the road. the good news is, most people don't see that. the biggest piece of advice is tell your kids it's okay to sit out and fully recover. in the studio, jessica castro, abc 7 news. the giants are traveling to chicago tonight to take on the cubs in game one of the national league division series that starts tomorrow night. they advance by beating the mets 3-0 last night. baumgartner was just spectacular. san francisco mayor ed lee called in bill debla blasio wit specialized new york bagels and will have to wear a willy mays
jersey. there's a lot worse things you could be dressed in, i'll say that. and this is your chance to get in the believen spirits. you may see them on the air or online. >> i want that key chain. >> i want a willy mays jersey. hurricane matthew is expected to hit the florida area hard. a bunch of bay area pg&e workers are headed there to help get the power back on. and i'll bring you what is happening right here in raleigh on the ground. and another spoking samsung smartphone under investigation. this time, safety experts are weighing in and what they are
here's what's making headlines at 4:30, a category 4 hurricane matthew is pounding the bahamas right now and rapidly approaching the east coast of florida. it stormed haiti earlier this week killing 108 people. take a look at the devastation it left behind. rescuers have struggled to reach people in the hardest hit remote areas of the country. live picture of palm beach, florida. you can see the coastal city being lashed right now by winds
ahead of the eye and look at the palm trees swaying there. the powerful hurricane will be the first to make landfall in the u.s. in this area since hurricane wilma in 2005. and florida governor rick scott is urging everyone in the storm's path to leave now. in a tweet today, he said, "1.5 million floridians are under evacuation orders." and matthew is being felt right here in the bay area. canceled flights to miami and orlando are impacting passengers. 100 local pg&e workers are heading to florida as part of a mutual aid agreement. laura anthony is live in antioch. laura? >> reporter: just after this storm passes through, they will be ready to rebuild infrastructure and restore power
almost immediately. >> we want to make sure we're not driving in big puddles of water. >> reporter: it may be 3,000 miles away but hurricane matthew is on the minds of people in the bay area. these are among 100 pg&e workers from northern and central california who will board a plane to florida first thing friday morning. >> we just gather material, tools, packing for at least seven or eight days. >> reporter: this lineman traveled to new orleans after hurricane katrina. >> we'll dig and set new poles and put up new wire. >> reporter: this marks the first time pg&e has put together mutual aid agreements with florida power and light two years ago. >> when there's a storm of this magnitude across the country, we're pretty certain here on the other side of the country we're okay.
>> reporter: it won't be for a hurricane but it's a favor that will be returned by florida power and light after northern california's next disaster. laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> stay with abc 7 news continuing coverage of hurricane matthew. we'll bring you up to the minute details throughout the newscast as well as on twitter. a powerful typhoon battled the southern coast of south korea. in the southern cities, ulsan was the most affected. widespread flooding has been reported in both cities. a typhoon swept through the country with 125-mile-per-hour winds. officials believe the death toll will rise. new details about the man who stabbed ten people at a minnesota shopping mall last month. according to the fbi. the 20-year-old adan became radicalized recently. he withdrew from his friends and
encouraged female relatives to be more religious. his parents didn't see the behavioral changes. adan was shot and killed by an offduty police officer during the september 16th attack. now to politics. your choice, your vote. lana is in a battleground state. >> reporter: a true swing state, north carolina is a rarity in recent elections. president obama won in 2008 but lost it in his 2012 re-election bid. >> sad to say, it may be trump. >> it's a fast-changing state. it has a tradition of being a republican stranglehold. >> reporter: the voters are concerned about a range of issues. >> foreign affairs. >> race relations. >> tax plans in general. >> reporter: one came up with
the greatest frequency. >> the economy. >> the economy. >> reporter: since we're here at a grocery store, which of the two candidates know how much a gallon of milk costs? >> i don't think they know >> i believe gary johnson was the best bet. >> reporter: the nation has watched as north carolina has been thrust into the national spotlight over the lgbt bathroom law. those issues are important to the voters here. >> we need to push for community policing. >> reporter: but more than anything, the people i meet speak of their families and the impact it will have on generations to come. >> we should have a president that will make our country better and everything safe to play on and do.
>> reporter: every single voter i spoke with, even the undecided, say they absolutely plan on casting a ballot. the candidates are spending a lot of money here. big endorsements are being picked up for endorsing the seat that boxer is vacating. harris squared off last night. a recent poll showed harris up by 11% and 30% remain undecided. both candidates are democrats. the first time that's ever happened. we have a valuable tool to help you prepare for election day. go to abc7news.com/politics and click the icon for the "your voice, your vote, voter's edge
election guide." enter your address and you get the candidates on your local ballot and get details on where, when and how you can vote. an unlikely cookie controversy. a local student is stunned when the school throws away her home-cooked cookies. i'm spencer christian. blue skies over the bay. i'll have the forecast in a
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with high temperatures in the low 70s. it will be warm inland with highs near 90 degrees and that will continue to build into the weekend as indicated by the seven-day high temperature trend in livermore. low 90s in livermore on saturday and sunday. many other inland locations will be just as warm. temperatures drop off sharply next week and one reason for that is clouds will move in. we'll skip ahead to next thursday afternoon. notice clouds will thicken with rain moving through thursday night into friday. in fact, this system, if it continues to show the potential that it is showing right now may produce .3 to .60 and perhaps less than an inch and maybe even zero inches of measurable rain in the south bay. here's the seven-day forecast. very warm weekend. close to inland. cooling down on monday, which is columbus. cooling next week and possibility of rain. >> great for the long weekend. >> that's right. great weekend for the blue
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note 7s last month after reports of 92 phones overheating and burning 26 people. but green says this is one of those replacements. not surprising for abc's aviation consultant. >> it's not just a samsung problem. it's a lithium ion problem. >> reporter: authorities need to look into the batteries now commonly used to charge smartphones and tablets. >> they will burn up to 1500 degrees. aluminum melts at 1200. time but i don't think we can continue to count on being so lucky. >> reporter: he also says fixing this problem cannot be the sole responsibility of the tsa or even the airlines. >> i think there's a role for the congress here to step in and say, if you're going to sell something with a lithium ion battery in this country, you have to meet a minimum safety bar and we don't have that as of now. >> reporter: in the meantime, samsung says together with u.s. officials they are investigating and if in fact this latest phone
involved is confirmed to be a replacement, that could mean a second recall for samsung. elizabeth herr, abc news, new york. think about every time you go online, your internet company has so much private information about you. what happens to it? >> today, the federal communications commission proposed new rules giving you more control. 7 on your side michael finney is here to tell you more about that. >> this is really big. this is really big. many consumer groups are praising this proposal as a long-needed break through in protecting your privacy. under the proposal, internet companies would not be able to collect sensitive data unless you opt in. that means you would have to specifically say, okay, take my stuff. sensitive stuff is it broadly defined and includes information about your children, health, finances, web browsing, app and locations and content of your e-mails. companies would not be able to
charge you to keep your data private. however, they could offer you a discount if you allowed them to use your personal, private information. the fcc still must approve the final rules. three people insured by united health care are suing alleging the company sent up secret excessive co-pays. the lawsuit alleges the united health care co-pays far exceeds those costs and it's actually pocketing the extra money. the spokesman for united health care says the company hasn't seen the complaint but says it follo follows appropriate guidelines. here's a new one. internet access for drones. verizon is offering a plan for wireless service with drones to allow users to stream video, pictures and other data instantly back to earth. drone data plans start at $25 per month for 1 gigabyte to $80
for 10 gigabytes. at&t is reportedly working on its own drone plan. one final note. yesterday i misspoke. i said there were no longer any green stickers available allowing plug-in hybrid vehicles to be operated in the hov lane. there are. the governor signed a bill authorizing more green stickers, enough for all owners of vehicles that meet the standards and bother to apply. so if you have a plug-in hybrid, apply. >> okay. hybrid car dealers are very happy to hear this. >> they signed this at the end of the september. >> that's good news. thank you, michael. >> sure. in today's wellness report, fitbit claims employees who use its device can save a lot of money. and foodies have a new preference when it comes to dining out. >> people who use fitbit cost their employer 25% less in
health costs. the big problem is the results don't include the people who dropped out, which just sorts the end results. mylan pharmaceutical has been overcharging for epicenter for years. mylan says the way it was classified is consistent with long-standing written guidance from the federal government. foodies have a new preference when dining out, meat that comes from the same animal. it's kind of a throwback to the days of the butcher shop. they want to know where it came from, where it was born and raised and slaughtered. retailers including whole foods and others are addressing these concerns and labeling the needs as such. and watching silly cat videos can be good for you. sharing events can make you remember them better. neuroscientists believe we get a spike of the neurotransmitter dopamine which increases when parts of our brain are activated when we get a "like" or a
comment on our posts. >> i wonder if watching videos of robotic cats may also be good for you. let's check this out. toy robots. they are not just for kids anymore. hasbro has launched the life-like pets. what do you think? life-like? >> they are pretty close. at first i wasn't sure that was a robot. >> see, the cat vibrates when it purrs and the pup barks and cocks its head when it speaks. it's designed to bring comfort to seniors and their marketing reflects that, too. >> very cute. >> abc 7 at 4:00 continues. the vallejo student who ends up in the principal's office for having a cookie fund-raiser. coming up, a new warning
now tobacco companies are spending millions to... defeat prop 56. because in every state that's raised tobacco taxes, smoking rates go down. so who are you going to trust? pediatricians, cancer groups and the califronia pta who all... support prop 56. or the tobacco companies trying to kill it. vote yes on 56. here's tonight's primetime line-up. grey's anatomy followed by not fo notorious. one vallejo student got in trouble trying to raise money for an upcoming class trip. what happened next has the school district apologizing. lyanne melendez has that story.
lyanne? >> i didn't know that i was doing anything wrong. >> reporter: hanna young admits her feelings were hurt by a staff member at jesse bethel high school in vallejo when juniors and seniors at the school's law academy were offered a trip to the nation's capital. >> they said the trip was $1800. >> reporter: per student? >> yes. and if each student could raise $1600, they can raise the rest of it. >> reporter: the 16-year-old set up a gofund me page and did what she could including baked goods at school. yesterday, she brought cookies. that's when she was sent to student services where a staff member reprimanded her. >> she took my bag and took the money out and said do you see this money? this is not allowed. she opened my bag and she threw my cookies in the trash, the rest that i had.
>> reporter: they were referred to the school handbook, a 45-page document we found online. there's a paragraph that says students involved in unauthorized sales for personal profit will have their money and sale item confiscated. >> they chose to bring my daughter in, not let her explain, trash her property, her cookies, her hard work and take her money. >> reporter: both the school and district refused to go on camera but in a phone conversation the assistant superintendent said the principal has apologized and will return hanna's money. >> i've never been out of state. so, yeah, i pretty much just want an apology. sorry. it just hurt my feelings. >> reporter: she only hopes that the incident won't hurt her chances of going to washington. in vallejo, lyanne
all eyes tonight on hurricane matthew. flights canceled, theme parks closed, travel from the bay area proved frustrating as the storm's ripple effect takes hold. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. i'll have the latest weather for you. and fake guns that look real. a frantic phone call leads local police to issue a stark warning. hurricane matthew pounds the bahamas after leaving behind a humidity crisis in haiti. the powerful storm has killed at least 264 people. >> president obama has declared
a state of emergency in south carolina and florida. >> and with the forecast only growing more grim, the governor is telling its residents tonight to get out now. >> there are no excuses. you need to leave. evacuation, evacuate, evacuate. >> matthew is the most powerful storm to hit florida in a decade. >> we want to look now at palm bea beach, florida. >> sandhya has the latest. sandhya? >> they are already seeing tropical storm force conditions right now across the coastline. let's go live to the doppler 7 and you can see where the lar