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a lithium battery erupts into flames in the middle of a cross-country flight. >> let's get right to katie marzullo with the breaking details. katie? >> reporter: the faa tells us it was the lithium battery in a passenger's laptop that caught fire. the laptop was in a backpack in the cabin of the plane. so we're talking about jetblue flight 915, coming to san francisco from new york's jfk and had to make an emergency landing at the airport in grand rapids, michigan. this is video of the plane after it landed there. we understand that at some point passengers smelled smoke and the fire was discovered. and the flight was diverted. a woman on the plane told the abc affiliate in michigan this. >> i was stunned. i knew something was going to happen, because, you know, lithium batteries catching on fire when you're up at 38,000 feet, you can't help but think that we've gotta do something.
so, i was prepared for it. >> reporter: the fire was put out before the plane landed, which was around 8:00 in michigan. no one was hurt and there was no damage to the plane. jetblue released a statement tonight. it reads, jetblue flight 915 from new york's jfk to san francisco, diverted to grand rapids, michigan, following reports of smoke emitting from a carry-on bag, holding an electronic device. the flight landed safely and the aircraft is being inspected by maintenance crews before customers continue on to san francisco. we know they're on their way to san francisco now, finally. you heard from cat honnibol in our story. her daughter is also on the plane and she told us via e-mail, that passengers were patient at first, but they were in michigan for almost three hours. as you might imagine, they started getting pretty frustrated at that point. the flight was supposed to get here around 9:00. now it's not scheduled to arrive until after midnight. live at san francisco
international airport, katie marzullo. >> thank you very much. in developing news, a gunman who caused a scare at the orlando airport is now in custody. and tonight police just announced the gun was a fake. officers swarmed the airport's rental car area. the gunman pointed the weapon at them and shouted, shoot me. crisis negotiators helped bring him in safely. police identified the man as a former member of the military. happening back at home, the oakland city council meeting is going late into the night as council members considered a $1 million settlement to a woman who says she was sexually exploited by several police officers. cornell has the details. >> reporter: dan, it could be midnight before the oakland city council votes on this settlement offer that has been recommended by the city attorney about a sex scandal which rocked the police department. jasmine, the 19-year-old at the heart of a sex scandal, which rocked the oakland police
department, is now being offered nearly $1 million by the city, to settle her claim. she was victimized and exploited by cops when she was under age. >> i'm putting a million dollars up front to settle the case and it's taxpayers' dollars for employees' lack of behavior. >> reporter: she's a former prostitute, and told of her encounters with police. >> 3 out of 30 paid me. >> 3 out of 30? >> reporter: four oakland police officers were fired in the wake of the scandal. council person rebecca kaplan wants more to change. >> we need to focus our time and money on fixing the problem. that means we need to recruit more women police officers, we need to be changing the dynamics between the community and the police, so that you don't get these types of cases of abuse. >> reporter: attorney john burriss is recommending his client accept the settlement. >> this wasn't an amount that
was reached lightly. there was a lot of discussion about this. >> reporter: burriss and his client will hold a news conference on wednesday. abuse lin's lawsuit against other police agencies are pending. in oakland, cornell barnard. police believe the student who said she was abducted at knifepoint and forced to drive to oregon, made up the story. deputies found her running down the road in coos the student said she escaped when her car ran out of gas. the police say, during the interview, the victim recanted the allegations and stated she fabricated the entire incident. the community is not at risk and no suspects are wanted in connection with this investigation. the scene in oakland after gunfire this afternoon left one man dead. police found the man inside a car on 51st avenue.
the bay area news group reports this is the 26th homicide in oakland this year. last year at this time, police had investigated 17 homicides. students at two union city schools are dealing with loss tonight after learning their classmates died in a crash in alameda. briana ortega and simon sotelo were 17 years old. ortega was a senior at the de coto school for independent study. her teachers say she was determined. >> she would have done something wonderful in this world. and i'm sorry that we won't get an opportunity to see what her future would have been. >> the teenagers were among seven people in a pickup truck that crashed. this shows the truck rolling past several times. five other passengers in the truck are still in critical condition. the injury in the sierra
lamar murder trial will decide if her killer deserves the death penalty. closing arguments ended today. garcia-torres was convicted of kidnapping and killing lamar. his defense said he had a rough background and deserves mercy. the d.a. argued that she didn't show mercy to sierra lamar. jurors will also have to consider that he may know where her body is, so that information could die with him. new at 11:00, nine men face charges following a prostitution sting in hayward. police released these photos tonight. investigators say these men responded to an online ad this month and agreed to meet at a motel for sex. when they arrived at the motel, an undercover police detective was waiting for them. both players who threw punches in the giants' brawl at at&t park will appeal their suspensions. giants reliever hunter strickland beamed bryce harper yesterday in the hip. it led to a bench-clearing brawl. the league suspended strickland
six games and harper four. because ever the appeals, both players will continue playing until the process is finished. harper played tonight and he'll be back out there again tomorrow. just two more days until the warriors try to avenge last year's loss to the cavs. it's a match-up you'll see only on nbc7. >> tonight the cavs are in the bay area, they landed at sfo and took a shuttle to the st. regis in san francisco and that's where lonnie rivera is live tonight. >> reporter: yeah, dan. you can see the lights are on at the st. regis. a couple of basketball fans hanging out here, trying to get an autograph or catch a glimpse of a player. but as of now, no sightings of the cavaliers. we're told they're inside. but there's a lot of excitement gearing up to game one of the nba finals. the cleveland cavaliers are back in the bay. the entire team deplaned, then arrived to settle in to the st. regis. warriors and cavs fans are pumped, many calling this series
round three. >> shout-out to my boy, kyrie. it's not easy being outnumbered in dub nation. jordan grew up in ohio, and now lives in the bay area. he's sporting cavs' gear and so is his fiance. >> i'm hoping to become super unpopular after these finals. >> reporter: even created a facebook page which has 300 followers. there's fans are enjoying a game of pool before thursday's game one of the nba finals. >> i feel like the warriors are going to be taking it down this year. >> reporter: tom married into a family of warriors' fans. >> boxes are set up and family chat stream will be active. >> it's electric, it's dynamic. it's almost like this is kinda meant to be. >> reporter: two healthy teams, loyal fans behind them, each
vying for a chance to add another championship to their cities. in san francisco, lonnie rivera, abc7 news. >> and espn coverage of game one of the nba finals starts thursday at 5:30 right here on abc7. you can join us for an all warriors pregame show at 5:00 p.m. on your home for the nba finals. >> be sure to tune in, but stay with us now. this man survived a gunshot wound to the head and now he's fighting for justice after a judge allowed the suspected shooter to walk out of jail. and the gory photo shoot that has comedian kathy griffin saying she went too far tonight. i'm sandy patel. live doppler 7 is tracking a system that will bring damp spots for your morning drive. and need a hand? tonight bay area scientists say they have the solution. first, though, a look at what's coming up on "jimmy kimmel live!." >> thank you, dan and ama. now more than ever, it's
issues, you know, like short-term memory. >> he survived a gunshot to the head but his fight isn't over. this man is still waiting to see the suspected shooter convicted and right now he's out of jail. this shooting happened five years ago in san francisco. the case has gone to one trial and there will be a second. >> in the meantime, a judge has allowed the suspect out of jail. here's vic lee with a story you'll see only on 7. >> halloween night 2012, benjamin pesa was shot in the head. it's been a miraculous recovery. his brain wund was so severe, doctors gave him a 25% chance of living. he was in a medically induced coma for a month. >> i still have like memory issues, like short-term memory. >> reporter: today he still has problems with cognitive functions, but otherwise he's doing well. the shooter, 00 saelee.sael
they had left a halloween party when they encountered saelee. saelee groped his girlfriend. that led to an altercation, where saelee grabbed his gun and started firing. saelee's attorney was just trying to protect himself against the group charging at him, hurling racial insults. >> he was acting in self-defense against a hate crime assault. >> reporter: last april, i injury acquitted saelee of most of the attempted murder charges, but they hung on one charge related to pesa. then two weeks ago, the judge released him while he awaits a new trial. >> there was brain matter pavement as a result of the gunshot wound and we're oppose said to this release. >> reporter: even though he's on a gps monitoring device, his release shocked and anger pesa and his friends.
>> he spent four and a half years locked away, while i spent four and a half years in an institution bettering myself and every day trying to improve myself because of the unfortunate circumstances that have happened to me. >> they're basically saying it's okay to go around shooting people and you get a slap on the wrist. >> reporter: a new trial date has been set for july. a water park in dublin where a 10-year-old boy was injured, closed today and will remain closed until the weekend. the boy flew off a slide, he had minor injuries. cal osha said today it's looking at water levels and the sharp ac angle of the slide. it's 80 degrees and most slides are 30. regulators plan to look at similar slides across the state. disgusting and vile. those two words among many being used on social media tonight to describe a post by comedian kathy griffin. the photo shows griffin holding
a bloody decapitated head of president trump. >> and i beg for your forgiveness. i went too far, i made a mistake and i was wrong. >> the image apparently caught the attention of the secret service in response to people posting the video to its account, the agency tweeted, threats made against secret service protectees receive the highest priority of all our investigations. time to check on our weather. >> meteorologist sandy patel is here with the forecast. >> let's check out live doppler 7 right now. this moisture that is showing up on our screen here is not all hitting the ground. most of it is concentrated in the north bay, where we are seeing a lot of green there on the screen. but i do want to explain what's going on. the atmosphere is so dry that none of this is actually hitting the ground. now, tomorrow morning, things will be changing. we will be seeing the potential for some of this actually reaching the ground. so take a look at oakland. we'll be looking at some measurable drizzle as we head towards early tomorrow morning.
a live look right now at abc7 news exploratorium camera from pier 15. you can see the financial district surrounded by clouds tonight. we'll be seeing more of that tomorrow morning, along with slick areas. if you're driving, use caution. light chop, looks good for the ferry. and slippery spots if you are waurking. temperatures right now in the 50s, the 60s. as you'll notice as you head out to brentwood. a live look from emeryville. you are seeing the clouds that were with us today, kept the temperatures below average for this time of year. tomorrow, damp areas for the a.m. drive, turning sunny in the afternoon and warming up at the end of the week. tomorrow morning, we'll be seeing slippery spots, temperatures in the 50s across the bay area. good idea to pack on an extra layr. 4 to 5:00, this is a little bit overdone. the model could be seeing some drizzle, but it's not going to be as widespread as it's
showing. 6:00 a.m., still looking at the potential. as we head towards the afternoon, clouds lingering near the coastline. but for the rest of you, you'll be seeing brighter conditions than what you saw today. temperatures will respond as a result. most of you in the mid to upper 70s inland, along the coastline. keep you in the 50s and the cool breeze will be going. if you're going to the giants game tomorrow against the nationals at at&t park, partly cloudy and turning mostly cloudy. 58 degrees at the game start, and then dropping to 55 degrees. good idea to download the accuweather app to keep track of the temperature changes. hour by hour, minute by minute forecasts. cooler than average conditions, upper 50s to low 80s the next couple of days. it does brighten up as we head towards the end of the workweek. we'll warm it up by a few degrees. the weekend will be in the low to mid 80s. coast side, there's 90s showing
all right, check this out. you're looking at a robot that has a 99% success rate at picking up objects. thanks to a search by the director of the uc berkeley automation lab and his students. the robot learned by looking at thousands of virtual 3d models. it figured out how to pick up objects with odd shapes, even ones that were not included in the models. it kind of taught itself. pretty good. >> soon they'll be reaching out for larry. >> they're coming. >> you've been warning us for years. >> i'm a hundred percent on this. >> what's in that by the way? >> it's a little strong today. suspensions came
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man, it was cold out there. jeff samardzija, three runs on nine hits. gonzalez, the opposing pitcher helping his cause with an rbi. five strikeouts, got harper twice, including with the bases loaded in the second. giants, new leadoff hitter, orlando making his major league debut. love this guy. hits in his first two at-bats. a two-run double in the bottom half of the second. played all three outfield positions for the giants. very versatile. but the nats add on, three more in the fifth. taylor up the middle with the bases loaded, knocks in a pair and the nationals beat the giants by a score of 6-3. a's and indians and you wonder about sonny gray. blew a 3-0 lead. bradley zimmer doubles in a
pair. 2 for 4, 4-3, indians. gray, only 4 2/3, allowed seven runs. wild pitch there. michael brantley. and trevor power throwing smoke right there. actually, that was off-speed, and so was that. not so much smoke, but he was fooling them. struck out 14 in seven innings. struck out 19 times in the game and lose 9-4. mike brown signed a five-year deal to coach, they fired him after one season but they're on the hook for the balance of the contract. now brown is being paid by the cavs to beat the cavs in the nba finals. of course the warriors are paying him as well. after a bout with the flu, brown was back at practice today as he continues to sub for steve kerr. the warriors will have had 9 days off since their last game. so staying fresh is a challenge here. kevin durant making his second finals appearance and he can't
wait for thursday. >> i'm anxious to play. i'm excited. the atmosphere is going to be great. i told someone today, at the end of the day, it's just basketball. something i've been playing my whole life. we all have been. it all comes back down to just going out there and playing the way we've been playing our whole lives. >> abc7 sports by river rock casino. so kd faced lebron in the finals before in 2012, he played for the thunder. so everybody's got a little bit of perspective. lebron and the cavs arrived today. they want to keep the crown. >> it's a great rivalry. >> it's a week and a half between games. everybody's like, let's go, let's do it. >> it's going to be fun. >> thank you. abc news continues live on twitter, facebook and all your mobile (vo) this memorial day at enterprise car sales... experience great customer service and get more for your trade, may twenty-fourth through thirtieth