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glory. a live look at capitol hill. an hour to go before the fired fbi director takes questions from congress. all eyes on the feud between james comey and the president. how some bay area bars are preparing for the much-anticipated testimony. first, wiper weather for the morning commute. check out the mount tam cam, and breeziness there at 600 feet. that rain falling in the north bay for several hours. 0.015 in san rafael. from danville they are becoming more individual cells, not steady rain and that will be the we he couple of hours. you can see the sunshine on the east bay hills. temperatures are running in the mid-50s this morning, and we will be in the mid-60s to mid-70s for most of the afternoon with a shower chance
tapering quite rapidly in the afternoon. we knew they would be here eventually, starting to get a few incidents popping up as the volumes increase. one problem on 880 in the fremont area, we have a multi-car crash. no details other than that although we believe it's a blocking situation and you can see the red starting to form and they are calling for an ambulance to the scene and so it sounds like we have one person with injuries. and a quick look outside, golden gate bridge, a few drops on our traffic camera lens there, too. no significant delays if you are coming across san francisco this morning. two problems in the north bay, we will talk about that in less than ten. the eyes of the nation will be on capitol hill in an hour from now for one of the most anticipated congress hearings in years. >> former fbi director, james comey, here's a live look inside the room where the senate intelligence committee will get to the bottom between the
alleged connection between the kremlin and trump's campaign. comey will answer questions about his meetings with the president. he said the president requested loyalty. abc's chief legal analyst, dan abrams, says, there's no smoking gun. >> anybody in federal law enforcement would tell you if what comey is saying is true, it's inappropriate. the objection of justice, that's a separate one. nobody would say that in and of itself will lead to obstruction of justice. >> one big question, will the president live tweet during comey's testimony? the white house says the president is too busy and abc news learned the president does have time blocked off in his
schedule. >> can you watch comey's testimony here on abc7. george stephanopoulos will anchor the coverage and we are going to stream it on the free abc7 news app. and then harris will be the last person to question comey this morning. she made waves at a hearing on russia yesterday. on twitter her back and forthwith a ohio senator was more light hearted. nobody has perfected a comeback like the cavs. harris came back and replied, 3-0, dub nation. on the brink of history, just one win away from sweeping the cavs to the nba finals. the warriors could go a perfect 16-0 in the playoffs. they battled the cavs in ga three last night.
it was down to the final seconds secured by the crucial three-pointer by kevin durant. beautiful. breathtaking and he finished with 31 points in that game. the dubs beat the cavs, and klay thompson scored 30 points hitting six threes. he spoke with abc7 sports anchor, mike shumann, after the game. >> that was fun. >> that was fun. probably stressful for people back home, but it was fun, and man, it was exciting. no time to relax, though. we have been in this position before and it's time to get back in the drawing board and come out with poise and finish it here. >> and hundreds of fans had a prewarriors watch party. the city has yet to announce if it will hold another watch party for game four. >> they are cocky, yeah. nobody likes a cocky team. >> they are not friendly. >> come on.
>> they are not. >> that was cleveland's quicken loan arena. the familiarity brought contempt between the fan bases. and dubs' fans had the last laugh. >> starting tomorrow at 5:30 right here on abc7, and before it starts you can see the pregame show brought to you by jeep. larry and mike will be live tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. a water main hra sausalito. no word yet on when they will be able to fix the problem. more than a dozen elementary school students in fremont had school students in fremont had to be tested for hiv and
titus. >> i thought i was going to get very sick and die slowly. >> just unimaginable to hear him say that. initially the school district reached out only to the 14 affected families and has since change course, and the student that stuck others have been disciplined. i want to get you a breaking news update out of san diego. i just got the cell phone video of the rap artist that was attacked onstage overnight. he goes by the name xxx, and he gets knocked over hard, and you see security rushing to help him out. the 19-year-old tweeted he was sucker punched but is okay, an it led to a huge melee and during the chaos one person was be stabbed and is hospitalized right now. police are investigating this morning. >> back to you. san francisco has a plan to
update. >> from "abc7 mornings." >> just into the live desk, we just saw former fbi director james comey leave his home in virginia, and look at this, we will play the video for you from moments ago. he's now on his way to the hearing in d.c., and we walked from the garage and jumped into the white suv, and we should see him arrive just in time for the 7:00 a.m. hearing, much anticipated. here's a look at alameda. and this will be gone by 6:00, and oakland piedmont heading up towards 24. you can see wet weather falling at the golden gate bridge. if you are exercising outside or on the bay everything is caution for the morning wet weather. it will be calmer and drier in
the afternoon. temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s everywhere, and even at 63 in hayward and also in oakland for the warm spots. temperatures mid to upper 60s. we will have low to mid-70s in the east bay, and tonight with it being dry, a little cooler, not as cloudy, 50 to 56 degrees. hour-by-hour look at today's storm next. the rain causing issues, and one on northbound 101, a solo collision before you get to railroad avenue. somebody went 50 feet off the roadway and no lanes are blocked and that's the lighter side of the traffic and that's not a slowdown or anything like that. the second issue, southbound 101 near airport boulevard, we don't have word on lanes that are blocked but it sounds like they are calling for a big rig tow truck and an ambulance at the scene, and we are seeing green conditions approaching. it's wet and slick so take your time this morning. we will check on drive times coming up at 6:20.
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the storm impact scale, and today is one, and that means light rain so keep an umbrella handy and drive safely. track the weather anytime on the abc7 news app, so download it for flree now. a suspect stole a backhoe to try and break into the atm, and it does not work out. you see it all unfold on the surveillance video f skwroerpbl georges county in maryland. he crushes the atm, that was successful, but he did not get any money from it, and instead he caused $10,000 in damage to
the machine and they are looking for the man. and then the reports the woman that put meth in a toddler's mouth assaulted sheriff's deputy. the documents say on monday afternoon thomas said she shoved a tootsy role inside of a toddler's mouth and later admitted it was meth. the little boy was on the playground with his nanny and thomas was a total stranger. the child is still recovering. no word on charges yet regarding the assault on the deputy. and then wanted for sexual assault, and he's in custody this morning. nickerson was hiding out among the city's homeless population. he has many prior arrests. the last one in 2013, and he's
being held in san francisco's county jail until he can be extradited. and then seeing a spike in thefts in mail. never leave delivered mail in receptacles overnight, and outgoing mail should be given to the mail carrier or right at the post office. and then nick motley's current canvas? hats. he paints them in san leandro, and sells the hats and gives much of the proceeds to charities that helps inner city kids and sports and art programs. >> a lot of people won't wear my hats. but what if it gets dirty? wash it. >> he puts so much of his soul and love into those things, and watching him paint, he's a true artist. >> it does take a lot of time. about three hours to paint each
one. >> that's cool. lot of creativity out there. nice to see. >> i wonder if he could do the five of us at the desk. >> we would be tiny. >> we would all wear them. >> for sure. >> we would love to have one of those, especially when we win on friday. arrival delays just announced, and they are already two hours and 12 minutes. and then the south bay in san jose, staying dry. rain to showers, cooler highs today. and then warming trend begins on monday. live doppler 7, you can see pulling away from petaluma on 116, that's where we have one of the better radar returns. and then here's the san mateo
bridge, and the dumbarton bridge, sprinkles to a light shower on both bridges showing up on live doppler 7. the cherry trees and strawberry farms and blueberry farms, and all the farms getting a little sprinkle right now. from 7:00 to 9:00, it tries to push into the south bay and more of the santa cruz mountains will get wet weather than the south bay itself. and then heading towards noon, a good chance of rain out there and then look how quickly it dissipates in the afternoon, and by 4:00 a random light shower and sprinkle out there. by 8:30 when the sun sets, the clouds are starting to open just a little bit as drier air will take over behind the cold front. just about no rain and most of the peninsula in the south bay, and less than 0.1 of an inch everywhere else, and the cold front saturday, it will keep us cooler than average through sunday and back to average on
monday and then summer warmth coming tuesday and wednesday. so far we have not had any major issues for the thursday morning commute even though we have got wet pavement out there, too. one of the problems if we were traveling on southbound 880, we had a multicar crash. never did get word on how many lanes are blocked but we confirmed it's off on the right shoulder right now. as i zoom out just a bit you can see damage done. you are jammed north of state route 92. that should start to improve as we get a little further away from the collision. bay bridge commute looks good, and no issues as you head into san francisco. southbound 680 highway 4 to walnut creek seven pheupbgz, and westbound 24, walnut creek to highway 13, nine minutes, and then tracy into dublin this morning, an hour even. airport workers say they
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a live look from the mount tam cam raw right now. take a look. rain and blustery conditions in the bay area right now. mike nicco looking at that going forward. honest company agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit. the company lied about agrethe ingredient in some products. and then a group of airport workers say they were underpaid. unite here just published the report and it accuses wage theft violations. they could owe $22,000 in sfo workers. certain airport contractors are
required to pay a certain it's time to ask finney, and jennifer from san pablo has a question about car insurance deductibl deductibles. >> michael finney has her answer. >> i was recently in a car accident and somebody rear-ended me and they told me they had insurance and turns out they didn't, and to go through my insurance i have to pay the $500, and i am wondering how do i not pay that deductible because i was not at fault? >> probably no way around that deductible, but read your policy. do you have uninsured motor yourist protection. it's probably not worth the hassle but you could try take the other drivers to small claims court. good luck and thanks for your question. >> if you have a question for michael finney, record it on
your smartphone and share it on social media and use next at 6:30, one more win and the warriors take another nba final. why a sweep on friday could cost the team millions of dollars. new video puts you on the front lines of a house fire in oakland as firefighters try to knock down that blaze. i am tracking wet weather. i know it's june and all. i put our camera from san rafael there so you can see some of the sprinkles falling under the shield of green rolling through. i will give you an idea of what i will give you an idea of what to expect out of the storm
>> announcer: good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." right now at 6:30, countdown to comey. 30 minutes to go before the fbi director testified about donald trump. big changes coming for your commute. and then closing a section of the great highway. a rare june rain headed into the bay area, and the golden gate bridge drying out but that's likely to change. >> good morning to you. welcome to this thursday, june 8th. we are celebrating a big win,
and rain -- >> why the laughing? >> i am sleep deprived. let's get through the event first before we can say good-bye, but you are right, it's not going to be lasting long. reggie is over there looking at me like, really? really? let's take a look at dumbarton. four hours of sleep, and life is real. he wants to say something and won't turn his mike on. here's where the real deal is in the east bay hills and up in the higher elevations and santa cruz mountains and in the north bay also. we will have a chance of rain through 7:00, and then changing to scattered showers, and mainly dry with just a stray shower, 60 to 64 at 4:00, and then dry at 7:00. it has not been as bad as i thought it would be once i heard we were going to have rain for
the morning commute. you can see traffic moving along good here, and we have had a few spinouts, so slow down and take it easy and watch out for the drivers around you as well. and san francisco bay ferry look great. ace 1, 3 and 5 out on time this morning, too. we will check on drive times coming up in less than ten. >> less than 30 minutes about the hearing everybody is talking about this morning. >> the man of the morning, former fbi director, james comey. comey. the hearing will take place at 21 216. comey left his home just about 30 minutes ago. you see it there. he's expected to discuss several meetings he had with the president where the president pressed him for his loyalty.
moments ago on "gma," chief political analyst spoke about the president's only advantage. >> the only thing donald trump has going for him today is the fact that there's a wall of republicans that still haven't broken. now since the they have the house and senate, that's a big deal. until that starts to falter, then i think he is protected a bit in washington, d.c., but out in the country there's serious questions. >> one question, will the president live tweet during comey's testimony? the white house says he's too busy but abc learned the president has time blocked off on his schedule. and then harris is last in line to ask comey questions. yesterday there was a pretty heated exchange with a member of president trump's administration. >> are you willing or are you not willing to give him the authority to be fully authority to be fully independent of your ability
to staff tore staff torely -- >> would the senator suspend. the chair is going to exercise its right to allow the witnesses -- >> harris was pressing witness for answers, and harris and other democrats were admonished by the committee chair for not letting witnesses finish their sentences, although the deputy ag really didn't answer her question. >> there are surprising places opening very early for comey watch parties. matt keller is live at one of them in newark. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, natasha. i know you and reggie may have questions, like, one, whose beer is that? none of your business. why are you at a bar? we are at o'sullivan's bar in newark, and they have a lot of tvs. they had the warriors game on last night and a lot of sports fans came here and now this
morning, we will have political fans and we will be able to watch it on these screens. >> last night it was busy and the warriors had a great comeback win, and now this morning we will look forward to see what happens in washington, d.c. >> sullivan's not the only place to go, and new park theater plans to open its doors at 6:00 a.m., and you can buy brunch and coffee, and "san francisco chronicle" reporting bars opening at 6:00 a.m. that will have their tvs on. i had an interesting quote from the san francis"san francisco c that i wrote down because i thought it was interesting for the political times, and when things are good, you drink, when things are bad, you drink, that's what alcohol is for. here at o'sullivan's they do sell breakfast, and i hear the breakfast burritos are good. >> that is my business if we are talking about food.
>> that is very gointeresting t watch parties 24 hours apart. if you are heading out the door, we are going to stream it live on our free abc7 news app. planners in san francisco are taking up a proposal to shut down part of the great highway. >> this affects the southern most portion ft extension between sloat and skyline. amy hollyfield is there live to explain. hey, amy. >> reporter: hi, natasha. they have a serious erosion problem because of the sea level rising but if they shut down the section of the highway peninsula commuters are going to be the ones with a problem. they rely on this stretch of highway to get into the city, but they are looking at the section between sloat and skyline boulevards, and erosion is chipping
is to protect the waste water infrastructure and the beach, and in the past it was on protecting the road but the focus has shifted. the board of supervisors and california commission also have to approve it. live in san francisco, amy live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. it's just you and me, reggie. sorry for the pause. technical issues. dub nation, no issues. this could be it. >> one win away from not only getting a national championship, but also one win away from something no team has ever done,
sweep the playoffs. the warriors trail the cavs by four points in the final two minutes last night, and kevin durant took over making a huge three-pointer with 45 seconds to go. there it is. that meant they led the way to victory. golden state has a three games to none lead over the cavs in the best of seven series. >> it's a crazy game. anything can happen, so i don't want to relax or feel like it's over. it's not. i am just trying to enjoy this moment and trying not to look in the future or in the past, just trying to stay in the present and enjoy this moment for what its worth and just keep pushing. >> the defending champs through their best punch -- >> and nobody has ever come back from a 3-0 series to go on to win. >> oh, yeah. i am sure you were doing this on your couch last night, too.
dub nation roaring outside of san francisco's city hall. abc7 news was the civic center plaza for the free warriors watch party hralast night and t excitement was certainly infectious. >> they came back. i love them. they are superstars. >> let's go, warriors. here we go, baby. another championship under our belt. another ring for us. >> the city has not said if it will hold a watch party for game will hold a watch party for game four on friday. >> at oracle arena last night, the crowd as loud as at home games. apportion of the proceeds will go to charity. the warriors community foundation and aeg oakland foundation. if you want to go to friday night's watch party, sorry to say it's already sold out.
if the warriors pull off the sweep it could cost the team more than $22 million, at least in the short run. our sister network, espn reports the team makes $11 million per finals game at oracle. it comes from ticket sales and merchandise and parking, and another nba championship will boost the franchise, and the warriors were billion. just before that, join larry and mike for the dubs pregame show brought to you by jeep. larry and mike will be live tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. now you right along 37, that's where we
are having one of the better radar returns right now. watch out for puddles there. san mateo bridge possibly getting wet right now so let's look from the eastern side to the western side and you can see, yeah, maybe coming down but not too many people using their windshield wipers right now but you may need to in the next five minutes or so. on the road and on the water, mass transit, use caution because of the wet weather this morning. this afternoon dry and mainly gray and not as breezy. mild temperatures, look at this, los gatos, 52, that's the cool spot in the hills. and then pretty much the same temperatures just about everywhere. a couple of graduations to talk about, san leandro high school, and 67 comfortable degrees at 6:00, and we will stay in the mid-60s and sunshine towards the end. live oak high school, it's kind of cool by 7:00 into 8:00, and
mid-60s for you. congratulations, everybody. taking a look at the roads, one issue in the martinez area a. car fire westbound highway 4. it's just past mccuin road. we have emergency response on the way. looks like the backup just changed from red into the yellow, so maybe that's good news they have got that pushed off to the side. wanted to check on southbound 880 towards the fremont area, an earlier crash that has been cleared for half an hour for now, but we were down to 12 miles per hour last time we checked. believe it or not that's slowly improving. and then about 14 minutes across the bay bridge, and san francisco to the airport, just about ten minutes. two people break into a high-tech company in the south
bay but make one big mistake. what they stole that led police what they stole that led police straight op kwru honoring the man th created the gay pride flag. it looks like a new york forecast. >> a little bit, and a little rain in the middle of june is rain in the middle of june is okay, i where a walk down main street... there's a place like no other... where a walk down main street... blah blah blah .. hey!
>> announcer: today's storm is level one, and that means light rain so keep an umbrella handy and drive safely. track today's storm anytime on the abc7 news app. download it now. it's 6:45. happening today, the man responsible for 36 deaths in the gue ghost ship warehouse fire is appearing in court today. he faces 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter for december's fire. this is video you will see only on abc7 news, and this happened on monday after he was arrested. he is now being held at the alameda jail in dublin. and his partner, max harris, they were intentionally deceptive about what was going
on inside the warehouse before the fire. harris is set to come back to the bay area today. he organized the concert the night of the fire. two criminals that maybe did not think things through. a man and woman made off with $30,000 worth of equipment. they broke into a shipment tracking company and they stole two boxes full of tracking devices. that helped employees track the suspects. >> he and fellow officers could track live in their patrol car where these two individuals were driving. >> they saw the suspects drive to san jose, then to a storage unit in union city where there were other stolen goods and eventually a to alameda where they were arrested. there was evidence all over, too, while the suspects were inside one drank a beer and left
fingerprints on the bottle and a bloody tissue was left behind after one of the thieves cut their finger. this is quite the view this video taking us inside a firefight in oakland. it was taken by oakland firefighters. they were inside a home battling a fire yesterday. crew prevented the flames from spreading to nearby homes and thankfully nobody got hurt. the cause of the fire is under investigation but that gives you an idea of what the firefighters go through. we thank them. a san francisco man is out on bail this morning on charges that he filed dozens of fraudulent applications for disabled parking placards. he sold them for as much as $1,000 a piece. he was in court yesterday and prosecutors say he forged doctor signatures on several applications claiming the person was disabled. he faces fines for up to $10,000
for each charge if convicted. and thour media partner reports campuses are making changes by setting goals to double the rate by 2025. here's an example. some schools reward students that take 30 units a year by offering discounts on summer tuition, and some added course sections and added courses over the weekend for students that work during the day. and then celebrating the man that created the pride flag. he designed the iconic flag in san francisco in 1978, and it became the international symbol of gay pride. a celebration at the castro theater is set for 7:00 tonight and you can get in for free and the san francisco gay men's chorus will be performing. >> should be a great tribute. let's get over to mike nicco.
we are tracking june rain moving through. >> one of the areas that will be hard to get to is in the south bay area. a little light showers and breezy right now in san francisco. not all of san francisco is getting wet weather, but there is spots out there, sprinkles to light rain. the rain will turn to a chance of showers, and then another chance in the north bay for wet weather, and saturday, the warming trend begins on monday. storm impact scale still a one, still light, with hardly measurable rain. the breezes will get up to 15 and 20 miles per hour and that's light by storm standards. can you see darker green moving through the areas right now so that could be reaching the ground. also i wanted to show you the richmond san rafael bridge and the golden gate bridge and bay bridge, sprinkles to light showers on these bridges and it's sliding to the south and breaking up as we expect it to do rapidly after the lunch hour.
more high school graduations, san jose, branham high school, sunshine in the upper 60s by the end. as we head up the peninsula, redwood high school in redwood city, isolated chance for a shower at 3:00, and after kni5: nothing there. and richmond, this evening, low 60s and mainly cloudy. my accuweather 7 day forecast, temperatures will remain below average through sunday. i want to take you back to highway 4, the westbound side of the martinez area. the vehicle fire is tapped out and we have a backup approaching that. and sounding like a decent-sized problem forming in the fairfield area. we just got word of a crash and several vehicles involved past
travis boulevard, and we have at least one of the left lanes closed and possibly two left lanes. a quick check of the bay bridge commute, and if anything we are thinning out on the left-hand side. the next traffic update coming up in a couple minutes. and then people wondering when they can ride the smart train will have to wait longer for that answer. >> the federal government has to complete an audit of smart's operations and that will start on monday and will take two weeks. smart can begin offering preview rides once that audit is done and washington has to sign off on smart train's control system for service to start. the 43-mile rail line will run from santa rosa to san rafael. we are back in 90 seconds with the seven things you need to know today. >> a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza under who are these people?
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and then one win away from sweeping the cavs, and they beat cleveland 118-113. they will try to close out the series tomorrow night, and our coverage begins at 5:30. number four, tracking steady light rain in the northern half of the bay area right now. it will turn over to scattered showers by noon as you look at your 12-hour day planner. an isolated chance at 4:00, and may see sunshine before the sun sets at 8:30 today. number five, details on the fairfield crash. it's officially a sigalert. southbound 80, past travis boulevard, we have the three lanes blocked due to a collision, and they are calling for a couple ambulances so we expect that backup to get worse. verizon planning to cut 2,100 from yahoo and aol after the two companies merge.
verizon is acquiring the business for $4.5 billion. number seven, great video of an lapd officer got off his bike for the salsa. he got into it. the department wrote, who knew lapd motor officers can move like this when they get off they're bikes. >> incredible. >> see the lady in the blue, she's doing a little praise with the hand up. >> that's the appropriate response. >> makes sense. a live look right now in washington. you can see dianne feinstein coming down the hall way and the comey testimony set to begin in five minutes from now. >> we will have that live for you here on abc7, and you can take us on your mobile device and watch us as you are on the train or bus this morning. >> and i will be live tweeting the event, too. >> and download the app for
free, abc7 news app. >> rain is going to continue through about noon and then just scattered showers this afternoon, but if you are headed out, use the app for that, too. >> very good. make sure you do all that, watch the rain and the comey temp has been probably the most hyped congressional testimony in many, many years. >> absolutely. >> we will be seeing you again at 11:00 a.m. this morning, and until then, watch the hearing and we will be interested to hear what you think. 6 alexis smith on the go every morning. >> she's a newly wood. >> her sister's name is marin. >> and she's from a really small town. >> no rush hour there. >> boy, has her world changed. >> her tweets save you time. >> it's like she has
>> announcer: this is an abc news special report. james comey testifies. now reporting, george stephanopoulos. >> good morning, and welcome to our special coverage of a water shed moment for president trump. what may be the most consequential day. fbi director fired by president trump last month. it came at a time when comey was leading an investigation into russia's interference into a election and the trump campaign, and former national security adviser, michael flynn. in a few minutes, we'll hear from comey for the first time since that firing. we k