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two chp officers were hurt. the suspect was captured after a chase. >> 17 pounds of meth off the streets this morning thanks to santa clara police. you're looking at the haul of a surveillance operation. they also uncovered a loaded handgun and $28,000 in cash. the bust happened last week. they arrested two people. santa clara police call it one of the largest meth busts in the department's history. >> an oroville man is under arrest accused of starting the fire that destroyed ten homeser writs it's threatening 500 other structures. it scorched 3100 acres since it began on tuesday. only 10% contained now. investigators say the man they arrested started an illegal camp fire that got out of control. >> 4:30. if you're just joining us, time to wake up with weather and traffic. >> let's look at what's going on as far as stepping outside right now.
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we have a little fog, half-mile visibility at the airport in napa. that will extend to american canyon and possibly even vallejo. notice the difference on our exploratorium camera at pier 15. where are the clouds, the low fog, or the fog, the low clouds? just not out there. when you step outside, you're going to be like, wait a minute, it's going to be hot today. it feels really nice when you step outside. 55 to 59 degrees. noon, 66 at the coast. 77 around the bay. 88 inland, and near 70 at the coast at 4:00. mid 80s around the bay, low 100s inland, and then 60s, 70s, to 90s, still quite stuffy at 7:00. let's get another look at the morning commute. hey, alexis. >> good morning. not too much happening on the roads so far this morning. a live look at golden gate. mike mentioning a little fog and low clouds out there this morning. not looking too bad here, at least so far today. we'll keep an eye on that. you could have a few patchy areas of fog as you drive in from the north bay. drive times looking great, too.
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westbound 580, tracy to dublin, overnight road work wrapped up, typical volumes. southbound 680, you're coming in at 15 minutes, and northbound 85, 101 to cupertino, wide open at 15 minutes. it is a spare the air day today. we'll look at mass transit next. thank you. harvey wreaking historic devastation. it will likely make it one of the costliest storms in u.s. history. >> at least 31 people have died in texas. more than 30,000 people have been forced from their homes. so far, 195,000 people have registered for federal disaster assistance with fema. >> the rain has largely subsided in houston. much of the city still under water and in crisis. maggie rulli live for us in houston with more. good morning, maggie. >> reporter: reggie, natasha, good morning. well, texas slowly begins to recover, there are more than 230 shelters like this one across the region that are still open
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for houstonians today. in some parts of houston, water rescues and recovery missions going around the clock. five days after hurricane harvey made landfall. >> we already made one dramatic rescue. now we're right back at it. >> now a tropical depression, harvey continues to batter the gulf coast. >> river inside, outside, upside, downside. >> port arthur desperate to escape the rain. >> i'm scared for my babies. >> even though the rain has stopped in houston, the floodwaters continue to rise. roughly 15,000 calls for help have poured in. officials now going door to door, marking bright orange cs on homes that are clear. officials estimating up to 40,000 homes destroyed in harris county alone. >> 100,000 is certainly not out of the question. >> those returning home to see the damage sift through they now water logged positions. >> this is in my blood, where
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i'm from. i'm not leaving. >> homeowners who lost everything, it's estimated 80% of them don't have flood insurance. >> i'm okay. i'm just ready to go home. and i don't have a home because they're flooded out. >> relief efforts are now under way. the u.s. navy sending two ships to the gulf of mexico. and today, vice president mike pence will be in texas to see some of these relief efforts firsthand. last night, more than 30,000 people slept in shelters like this one. and behind me, there are volunteers manning the tables throughout the night, welcoming guests here 24/7. in houston, texas, maggie rulli, abc7 news. >> all right, thank you. we do want to share a harrowing rescue with you. the u.s. navy sharing this video. they're mobilizing their resources from across the region to help. >> our colleague, abc7 news
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reporter laura anthony is in texas. you can see what she found there, a major interstate that leads to houston, at least 150 yards of concrete median on the east texas freeway, which is highway 59, has been pushed aside by floodwaters as if it were a toy. transportation officials say crews have begun work to repair the damaged median. they don't have an estimate as to when it's going to be fixed. laura has been in houston all week, helping out our sister station. ktrk. one easy way to help is through abc's day of giving. today, abc stations across the country will be fund-raising on air and online all day long with money going to neighbors most impacted by harvey. you can also donate to the red cross any time by texting on your phone the word harvey to 90999. that will make an automatic $10 donation to the red cross that will appear on your cell phone bill. >> we have developing news in the north bay where there's no other way to put it, it's going to be crazy hot. especially if you don't have ac.
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>> hundreds of kids in elementary schools do not. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live in novato this morning. good morning, amy. >> reporter: hi, natasha. eight schools in novato do not have air conditioning. all of elementary school is one of them. and according to our media countydent journal, some parents have complained and expressed concern about the upcoming heat wave. one parented she's meeting with the prince pal today on ways to cool the classroom. the district says recess will be moved inside during this heat wave. teachers will be keeping the blinds drawn and the lights low in the classroom, and the kids will be allowed to have water bottles at their desks. one mom says she plans to attend the school board meeting next week because this just isn't enough. she wants to demand air conditioning and industrial-sized fans in the classrooms. reporting live in novato, amy hollyfield, abc7 news.
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new this morning, the u.s. has flown some of its most advanced war planes to south korea. it's a show of force after north korea's latest ballistic missile launch. a south korean millty official said today two b-1-b supersonic bombers and four fighter jets participated in training with korean fighter jets. on tuesday, north korea flew a ballistic missile. that's the video you're seeing on your screen. that went over northern japan. the country later called it a meaningful prelude to containing guam. so a threat that a lot of people are watching, and the u.s. has responded somewhat this morning. back to you. >> thanks, jess. new details in the trump russia investigation. the a.p. says a lobbyist who was at a secret meeting involving donald trump jr. and jared kushner has testified now before a grand jury. trump jr. and kushner expected to get damaging information
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about hillary clinton from someone who claimed today have a connection to the russian government. trump jr. says nothing came of it. the lobbyist is a former soviet military officer. special council robert mueller is using the grand jury to investigate possible collusion between the trump campaign and russia. >> 4:38 now. santa clara county and san francisco are asking a federal judge to permanently block an executive order by president trump cutting off funding to so-called sanctuary cities. the judge temporary blocked it in april. it cuts off money to communities that limit the cooperation of jail within jails with immigration officers. san francisco alone would be at risk of losing $2 billion a year if the judge reinstates the president's order. we give you a quick look at what harvey is doing. you can see right up the mississippi river valley, the ohio river valley, all those areas in green and also around pensacola, florida, and mobile, alabama, those are flood watches
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because of the nature of the storm. it's still very tropical as it churns right around the area from monroe, up towards say getting close to greenville, mississippi there. you can see the moisture moving in to alabama and heading up towards atlanta, all the way up i-85 into north carolina. in fact, look at the rainfall amounts. possibly 4 to 8 inches of rain the next 24 to 48 hours from north carolina all the way to cincinnati. localized flooding there. back here at home, feels great when you step outside. 54 at west portal to the financial district at 59. 61 at walnut creek. dress for 53 in santa clara. richmond and union city at about 57. here's a look from the east bay hills camera. on the roads today, the isolated fog right around napa. mild to hot from san francisco to the suburbs on mass transit, and on the bay, grab the sunglasses. a lot of bright sunshine. we'll talk about spare the air
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days coming up next. here's alexis. >> okay, mike. taking a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. not many folks out and moving into the san francisco area yet. we have a little less than an hour to go before the metering lights are flipped on. all lanes are moving through fine. not any stack-up in the cash lanes, not yet. and yes, it is the first of likely several spare the air days today. 25 b.a.r.t. trains in service. no delays there. ace rail, ace one out on time. that's a great option for you, and san francisco bay ferry, normal service, no delays so far. we shouldn't have any as we get further into the morning. we do have a major track closure this weekend for b.a.r.t. >> and here at the live desk, watching some folks in the uk paying tribute to princess diana. today marking 20 years since her death. i'll show you those images coming in next. >> and a uc berkeley professor claims the storm damaged oroville dam is leaking. why state regulators say he's wrong. >> no cars, no boats, no bikes.
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welcome back. i want to show you new video coming in to our live desk this morning of people in london paying tribute to the late princess diana on the 20th anniversary of her death. mourners right now leaving flowers, photos, and personal
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messages at the gates at kensington palace. princess diana, her boyfriend, and their driver were killed in a car crash in paris. paul was found to be drunk at the time. multiple investigations attributed the deaths to reckless driving, and the paparazzi tailing the limo that they were in. the princes william and harry expected to mark the anniversary of their mother's death today, but they'll do it privately. >> a california department of water resources is refuting claims by a uc berkeley professor that the oroville dam may still be leaking. he issued a report saying the dam could breach because of persistent green spots. the dwr says they're natural vegetation growth caused by rainfall. they said the spots have been there since before the lake was filled. >> palo alto wants you to look at a photo of a robbery suspect. the tactic he's accused of using
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involved a car. this is on newal road monday morning. police believe he and another man waited in the car for a store employee who was going to make a bank deposit. the suspects rear ended the woman's car. when she got out to take a picture of the damage, that's when the suspected grabbed her bank deposit and drove away. >> a busy weekend for caltrans and a potentially frustrating one for drivers on the bay bridge. bicyclists and boaters may have headaches too. it's all because the agency plans to blast away what's left of the old supports for the bay bridge. here's eric thomas. >> caltrans says no cars will be allowed on the bay bridge during the blasting period of saturday morning. >> a 20 to 30-minute rolling closure. >> no boats will be allowed within 1500 feet of the piers in that time, and environmental experts will be on the bay to postpone it if threatened wildlife wandered into the area.
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the people most likely to be most effected are the people who use the bike and pedestrian path. it will be closed from the sunday before the implosion until a couple hours after it's over. >> this saturday, we'll start out with two piers next to each other, the pier seven and eight marine foundations and those will be imploded, just milliseconds apart. >> barges are in place right now so crews can place the explosives in just the right sfauts. >> we're shaving off the concrete off the re-enforcing steel. then we're letting gravity do what gravity does, take it down. >> doing it this time of year means less harm to wildlife and compressing the time schedule saves the state $10 million. b.a.r.t. passengers may see delays, especially those who travel under the bay through the transbay tube. >> they decided they would pause the traffic in b.a.r.t., and i believe that was just for an abundance of safety. >> the demolition work starts this saturday with two or three additional piers being demolished and clears away every
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other weekend until november 11th. eric thomas, abc7 news. >> i feel like i'm going to implode from this weather we're about to have. hi, mike. >> yeah, going to get a little warm, especially in san francisco and along the coast saturday. that will be your hottest day. for the rest of us, it all starts today. here's a look from the east bay hills camera. notice what you don't see, low clouds and fog. the cooing marine layer, you'll feel it this morning, but a ginormous jump in temperatures today from 20 to 45 degrees from the coast to our inland neighborhoods. places that are in the 50s now are going to end up in the 100s later today. places like our east bay valleys could see temperatures warm 50 degrees today. dangerous heat and weekend poor air quality, and highs slowly taper next week. let's take a look at what's going on. just jump right in to our temperatures. 89 in milpitas to 90 in sunnyvale and cupertino. triple digits, morgan hill and gilroy. on the peninsula, 78, not bad,
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millbrae. everybody else around 90 degrees. 67 to about 70 degrees along the peninsula coast. mid to upper 70s in downtown south san francisco and sausalito. 92 to 97 through most of the north bay. cloverdale, lakeport, ukiah, well over 100. 83, the cool spot, berkeley. near 90 in fremont and castro valley. 102 to 105, and these are some of the cooler temperatures moving forward in the inland east bay neighborhoods. tonight, a little stuffier. temperatures in the 60s and 70s. look how much warmer it's going to be saturday morning. mid 60s to near 80 degrees. here's my seven-day forecast. it's just going to hang around all the way through the labor day monday. then it will slowly taper next week, but still warmer than average. >>, does that say 114 and 112? >> yeah, first time in more than a decade we used those temperatures. we talked about poor air quality, too. spare the air. several days. >> yeah, today, spare the air day. you're saying get used to it.
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we'll have several of those in a row. we do have several folks out driving already this morning. san jose, 101 and 880 slowly starting to fill in. the inbound side, the heavier side of things, the traffic coming toward us, but overall, not too far today. mass transit is looking great this morn figure you want to take that instead of carpooling for spare the air day. but heads-up this weekend when it's going to be really hot. weekend track work in downtown oakland, so you can expect some delays. this will impact two lines saturday, sunday, and monday, the labor day holiday, on the warm springs line and dublin line. lake merritt station will be closed essentially. those tracks will be closed between 19th street and fruitvale station. there will be a free bus bridge, and that could add 15 to 25 minutes to your trip. you want to plan ahead. on the roads, looking good. we'll look at drive times coming up next. >> thank you. the warriors newest nba championship trophy has already traveled more than 25,000 miles over the summer, going to the
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hometowns of several players. but the trophy is back home for the labor day weekend. w nation can take a photo with it. tomorrow, it will be at the warriors team store at oracle arena. saturday, it will be at westfield san francisco center. >> a warning for instagram users. the data breach that may have compromised your personal information. >> also, a breakthrough in the battle against chancer. why doctors are calling a new therapy historic. >> from hyperspace to the golden gate bridge. calling all star wars fans. this is the event you're looking for. first, this morning's tech bites. >> alexa and cortana are teaming up. >> the two voice assist nlts will soon be able to work together. that means amazon echo owners will be able to use microsoft kortana features and vice versa. >> it's seen as a major shift in the competitive voice assistant market. the blackberry will not go away
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quietly. tcl is releasing a phone, but it will not have a keyboard. >> okay, so the new device will have a touch screen. it's set to be released in october and expected to cost about the same as the key one. and finally, starbucks pumpkin spice latte has lots of fans. now, there's a website tracking the fall's favorite return. >> the site is called is it pumpkin spice season.com. the website has the drink status listed as not yet, but that could change on friday. that is when the drink is rumored to return. rumored to return. >> amazing
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4:53 now. instagram is warning users about a potentially serious data breach. they sent out an alert saying intruders got names and addresses for high profile users. they did not get passwords and instagram says it's already fixed the bug. it's warning all users out of an abundance of caution. >> expect delays on el camino real as firefighters parade from mountain view to san francisco. fire trucks, engines, and meermsh vehicles are taking part in the peninsula firefighters burn relay. the route begins at 8:00 a.m. at the moffittt field nasa headquarters. it will stop at 15 fire stations proceeding north from the south bay up through the peninsula before ending at 5:00 p.m. at fire station number seven on fulsome. the relay raises awareness for burn prevention. here's a look, i was putting this graphic together to show
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you because some people have some confusion on exactly what part of the bay they're in when it comes to spare the air. let's go to the graphic and let me show you. you can see the north counties there. in the kind of burnt orange. the coast and the central bay in the yellow, and then the eastern district. why i show you that is because just today, inland east bay and santa clara valley under spare the air, but the north bay and santa clara valley have poor air quality possibly tomorrow. going to the game tonight, nice day at at&t park. alexis. >> nice commute so far on the spato bridge. westbound 92 still moving along just fine. we're in that sweet spot when all of our overnight druxz projects are wrapping up and we don't have major problems. we'll enjoy it while it lasts. westbound 80 in the green, 17 minutes. about eight across the bay bridge, and southbound 101, san francisco to sfo, looking great at ten minutes. we'll talk more about mass transit coming up at 5:00.
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>> thanks. star detroyers are coming to the bay area. our parent company disney together with lucas fill are rolling out an augmented reality feature on the star wars app to bring classic ships to 20 landmarks including the golden gate bridge. tomorrow through sunday, if you open the app within a mile of the bridge, you see a star wars destroyer and fighters fly by. part of a promotion for new star wars merchandise. pretty cool. >> and then the new movie comes out in december, i think, right? >> if star wars isn't your thing, how about tomatoes? >> what? 22,000 people hurled tomatoes at one another at the annual festival in eastern spain yesterday. people splattered each other with 165 tons of fruit. yay. >> no, ma'am. no, ma'am. everyone was left, over, covered in a tomatoey goo. this is the festival's 72nd year. i think i would be out there
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with plain pasta. hey. thank you. next at 5:00 a.m., the move by kaiser permanente that could disappoint thousands of californians. >> plus the possible kkk connection that may have forced one restaurant to close. >> plus, the latest in houston >> plus, the latest in houston and
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coming up on 5:00 a.m. welcome to your hot thursday, august 31st. >> it's just going to get hotter as the weekend goes on. so pump up the ac or find someone who has it. good morning, mike. >> yeah, some all-time record high temperatures are possible as we head through the next couple days.
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that gives you an idea of what we're playing with and how dangerous it's going to be. it all starts with the wind. look at the wind, blowing the wrong direction, if you want to see the sea breeze and the marine layer come on in. we're blowing from land to ocean. that's always a hotter wind. here's a look from mt. tamalpais. no clouds out there. temperatures very comfortable this morning, mid 50s to upper 50s. in the mid to upper 60s from noon to 4:00 around the bay. those are cooler temperatures at the coast, and then it bay are the middle temperatures, and then 58 to 102 inland. it's going to feel much different when you head home than when you're heading to work or school this morning. be prepared. here'sal .isex definitely neede today, mike, as you're getting dressed. we are looking great so far on the richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge. we have three vehicled heading westbound on 580. we are looking at typical light volume so far this morning and then it is a

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