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60-year-old actor to the hospital. >> two passengers helped fisher. >> we have live team coverage tonight. alisa? >> i talked to fans heading into the theater so see the star wars story here, they're shocked saddened. this was as the news was breaking, they told me that that heed be thinking about her as they watched the movie. this is an iconic character, portrayed strong, a fighter, and
fans feel only fisher could play. >> it was in the 1970s. a great example of an empowered woman in a role. >> in 1977, being a fanatic, it's a sad thing to hear about cary fisher going in to see this movie. >> fisher scheduled to come back as leia and fisher is a successful author and was in london on a book tour, promoting her latest book. you can see here this is hard news to take. people are thinking good
thoughts and hope fisher pulse through and >> her first novel was a story of a character recovering from drug addiction made into a film in 1990. >> wayne freedman joins us at the yoda statue with more on the story. wayne? >> good evening, let's show you pictures here. you have indiana jones and people coming from around the world because they love those movies
of good feelings going out to cary fisher tonight. >> we'll keep you updated with the abc7 news app. down load it to receive notices. >> now, to storm watch. there are still scattered showers across northern california tonight. >> drew, you're tracking rain and snow. >> yes. >> we'll check back with you. >> thank you. >> here is a look at what a difference the storm made in the sierra. on the left is the view from yesterday of donner summit. we expected chains to be required today because of the
snow and they are. 88 has chain requirements to woodfords. here is a look at the bay air major bridges. golden gate and bay bridge. >> abc7 news is live right now. check out passengers trying to head out. dozens of lights were cancelled because of stormy weather across california. >> i'm in shock. we got here early just to beat this. >> about 47,000
traveling today. the more red, the more cancellations and delays. and o'hair is in third place. >> lawsuits have been filed over the deadly ghostship warehouse fire. >> he's griff stricken and he says he wants her husband described what life has been like since michaela passed away. >> there is not a day that we don't miss her. >> she died in her boyfriend, alex vega's arms.
>> she loved life and is never coming home. >> they had every gift but the gift of time. >> two wrongful death lawsuits were filed and madden, a uc berkeley graduate was killed in the ghostship warehouse fire. the lawsuits name the building's owner and landlord and neighboring land lords. >> they did not have permits for residences or for events. there was no fire alarms. no good egress. heidi says there was a way of connecting with the people he rented space to. >> last thing anyone should do is punish him they say those named should be held
accountable. >> attorneys for the owner did not respond to requests for comment. the attorney for two families filed claims and the city says it does not comment. >> today, abc7 news sat down with a man about to be part of the job. vic lee joins us live with confirmation. >> he says he's going to stay here where he's been almost three decades. tony chaplain found himself as
chief and there was no script. well, he got a lot of support from the rank and file. and support from the community. >> you go from highs and lows and back up again. >> it's been seven months since tony chaplain was tapped to be interim police chief. in his tenure he was instrumental in getting it enacted. a long stalemate barricaded in his apartment ending without gunfire. another man with a gun in july in the tender loin. police using less force to take down a
>> the sanctity of human life have done a wonderful job. >> chaplain was thrust into the job when greg suhr suddenly retired. >> frankly, the department navigated through troubled waters. >> now, bill scott from lapd his plans have nothing to do with his job. >> getting ready to go back to living. >> we have sorted out the micropho microphone. >> microphone, talking about live doppler 7.
we do have light showers street level there is wide spread snow there and it is coming down. scattered showers and it's unsettled through 8:00. activity will wind down. we'll talk about what that means for the weekend holiday forecast coming up in the accu-weather forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> at valley fair mall, it's
discovered. the gunman enters the store and take a look at the security camera video. he's so fixated he's unaware that the clerk's brother is behind you can actually see the gunfire. they manage to take the gun away from the robber and pummel him with it. the only damage was a bullet hole in a space he says his employees are neighbors. >> i'm pleased they're okay and
amazed they had composure to do what they did. >> the 16-year-old was treated for injuries and booked into juvenile hall. >> a fer foeshis fire last night destroyed much of a home. a friend of the family says they escaped in the back door and neighbors say they feared for their own homes and >> this was pretty scary. >> a wall of flames across the
street and giant trees going up like >> just minutes ago, it was shoulder to shoulder. it's bumper to bumper. the line of cars out here is nothing when you look at the kids and families waiting to have a word with kris kringle. >> a picture no matter how long the wait. the line seemed to stretch from here to the north pole. >> 50 minutes.
>> worth it? >> we'll see it at the end. if you get a picture. >> it's giving kids time to add to lists. >> i'm going to ask for a pokemon booster box. >> and parents trying to start getting creative. >> start taking pictures now. >> despite efforts it seems like the only one getting smiles here... >> we did that in november. >> what did you ask for? >> this family likes to get shopping over with. >> i want to get in and out. >> i want to get out and out and
out. i hate shopping. >> holiday spirit is alive and well at lefty o'doule's. people dropped off gifts for the christmas eve toy morning down pours are exiting this evening. what is replacing it is cooler air. we saw action on the screen. much of it is off shore. those isolated showers are going to try to push onshore. so we're still under the threat of an isolated shower. today, everyone came to
so a nice way to start the day with peppering. san jose, 49 degrees and holding 51 in oakland. so storm impact scale this evening, still light system. and some scattered showers. isolated showers still possible. showers trying to move in. but as we go into midnight hours saturday, this system will be exiting off the coast and activity will be winding down. so
saturday, mid day, sunny day. temperatures chilly. into afternoon a dry saturday is on the way. temperatures on the cool side into low 50s. if you're traveling you're good to go. into tahoe, will be slippery. temperatures watch what happens sunday morning. 20s on the board. oakland, 39. so your day on christmas, no winter issues.
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>> i can't imagine what they'd do if they found him. just too bad. he took us for a ride. and fooled a lot of people. >> he claims he's there because of threats received. >> i'm a marine. >> you were briefly. >> you had to earn the title. >> how? >> i finished boot camp. that is what i meant. >> records obtained by the i-team confirm he dropped out of the u.s. marines school of infantry and deserted, gone almost 10 years before his arrest weeks in the brig discharge. he convinced many are fought in
>> art medina is a liar. >> the story spread. in addition, he talked his way into military parents' groups. >> art told us he was suicidal. >> this air force mom allowed medina and his friends to stay at her house, saying he spoke of fallujah, gave lorraine what were supposed to be ashes of his fallen >> i wanted to help out. >> he says he'll let me know
when he sends a check to the club. by the way, he started what he calls field of honor foundation. irs granted it this >> that is a good warning. >> fines totalling six figures after accusing him of providing tenants with e-coli tainted drinking water. right now, fines total $115,000 and growing every >> an officer continued
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golf course with tiger woods. the tweet read the united states my strengthen and expand it's nuclear capability. m trump told a morning host, quote, let it be an arms >> there is a peaceful ending to what could have been a disaster, a peaceful ending to a hijacked libyan jet. all 111 were released safely. the suspects were threatening to blow up the plane with hand grenades. >> police killed anis amri, the man suspected in the berlin christmas market attack. officials say the investigation
one family's struggle is unlocking secrets of a human heart. >> bay area researchers say what they're learning could help millions of patients born with heart defects. when we met carmen baron, her children were fighting back against a heart defect they all share. >> my children, some of them cannot do every day activities. >> like 0 members of their family, they were born with holes in their hearts. or malformed valves. six years ago, they agreed to help a team with a ground breaking study. >> sometimes, rare families like this allow us to get a look into what happens in disease. >> they travelled to texas to
collect skin and blood samples and the team turned the cells into stem cells and into beating heart cells. the team began searching for genetic clues. >> and found the key problem. >> it was a mutation in a critical gene called gata 4. the kids grew up, several also developed heart disease. >> this one is one from patient with the so they traced the chain of genetic building blocks. he helped identify a network that could be targeted with existing drugs. >> i'm most excited about the
possibility to use big data. >> in the a cure in its says it opens a new door. >> remarkable. the team believes they'll be able to test treatments for the family using the same beating heart cells in the lab. >> incredible. >> the bay area is a festive place to >> we want to see the holiday spirit outside of san francisco. #abc7 now to your pictures.
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doctors evaluate her at a southern california hospital. and cal train confirms one person died. a train hit a small pickup truck. >> finally tonight, this is a very special weekend. hanukkah begins tomorrow. and santa will begin his journey. and for us grown ups we relish time with family. memories of the season. and that good cheer that we like to call the christmas spirit. for the homeless it's a painful reminder of a life that went into an unintended direction. and those without means trying
to provide clothes, food is hard on the wallet and self worth. the holiday season is filled with anxiety and stress for others, often lonely, even if they're not alone. what matters is the spirit of the season. kindness. tolerance and understanding that fosters peace on earth. all of us here wish you happy holidays and a merry christmas. i would love to hear from >> that is going to do it for this edition of abc7 news. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. we appreciate your time. >> have a great evening. see you at 9:00 and 11:00.
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